Where are your buddies? Track each other's location on Google Maps privately
Have you ever showed up to an appointment only to see no sight of your friend(s). Wouldn't it be cool if you could look them up on Google Maps and see where they are and also let them see where you are, maybe even give them a piece of your mind?
Now you can with "Buddy Locator On Google Maps"! Punch in their phone number in this app and they will get a buzz. When they accept your request for two-way Google Maps connection, both of you will see each other's location on a moving map, realtime. You can get their approximate address, turn-by-turn directions to their location, or get a route on the map to their location. The route and the directions take into account whether you are walking, biking, or driving. You can also use the in-app chat system to send and receive chat messages while connected!
Meeting more than one person? No problem! As long as you have their mobile phone numbers you can connect with all of them, at the same time!
Only the people you establish connection with will see your location. You are not broadcasting and you are not sharing your location on a social network.
1-Your buddy needs to have this app (or the free companion app) running on their mobile phone. Both sides also need to have data connection for this application to function correctly. In addition, both sides need to have a standard Android location detection system (for example GPS) available, enabled, and running on their devices.
2-If the receiving party does not have this app or the free companion app on their mobile phone, you will be offered to send a single text message which will allow the recipient to track your location on many smart phones.
3-A valid Google account is required for authentication and data communications. If you do not have a Google account, the application will guide you to create and use a new Gmail account. You do not need to use this Gmail account for any other purposes. If you already have a Gmail account but don't want to use it with this application, you can create a separate and dedicate Gmail account for this app.
4-While using this application, your phone will be sending and receive data. Standard carrier data charges will apply.
5-This application will be sent a text message to validate your phone number when you first install the application. As was explained above, it might also send out text messages if you instruct it to do so. Standard carrier text messaging rates will apply for any text messages sent or received.
5-Currently this application and the related services are only available in the USA and for the USA mobile phone numbers. No international phone numbers, even if they are roaming in the USA, can use this application.
6-If you are using Google Voice (or other similar products), make sure you set phone to receive text messages directly, through your carrier, not through the Google Voice app. You can revert back to your normal settings once the app is registered and your phone number is verified. Similarly, if you are using 3rd party text messaging services or apps, please disable them before you run the app. Again, once registered and verified you can change your phone to your desired settings. The activation will not complete successfully if this app cannot receive the verification text message directly from your carrier.
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