Apple Introduces New Find My Friends App
Apple has introduced a new Find My Friends application that lets you keep track of your family and friend's location.
Meet up with friends at an outdoor concert. Keep track of the family during a day on the ski slopes. Or see when your out-of-town guest has finally made it past baggage claim. The Find My Friends app is a great way to share your location with people who are important to you.* Friends who share their location with you appear on a map so you can quickly see where they are and what they're up to. And since Find My Friends works with Contacts and Maps, you can do things like find the quickest route to a surprise party - and avoid running into the birthday girl - all at once.
Friends for a day.
With Find My Friends, you can choose to temporarily share your location with a group of people. It's perfect for a weekend camping trip or a day at the amusement park. Share locations for a couple of hours - or a couple of weeks. When the trip is over, the sharing ends, too.
Seek (and hide).
With Find My Friends, you make the rules. A notification appears when you get a new friend request. If you give your friends permission, they can see you. Want a little privacy? Go off the grid with the flip of a switch.
Keep them safe.
Parental restrictions help you manage how your children use Find My Friends. Controls are quick and easy to set up and require a password to override your settings. That way your kids can have fun - and you can make sure they stay safe.
Find My Friends will launch with iOS 5 and iCloud on October 12th.