Digital maps and GPS provider MapmyIndia has launched a new people tracking app for mobile phones called MapmyIndia Locate. This real-time mobile tracking application helps users identify the location and to stay connected with their friends, family, staff, or anyone else.
Users have the option to add and send tracking requests to upto three people from their contact list or via email. Once these requests are approved, the MapmyIndia Locate app is installed, users can track their friend or family’s movement live on an interactive map as they check-in . Users can either manually check-in to places or the app automatically picks up location every 500 meters and shows it as auto-check in. Locations are automatically updated without draining phone battery even if users don’t manually check-in.
The app uses GPS, Wi-Fi or cell tower triangulation, whichever is available, in that order, to compute location, so it will also work with phones without GPS connectivity. In case a data connection is unavailable, the app caches the location periodically, and updates it as soon as the data connection becomes available.
Users have the option to see historical movement reports up to five days with full address mapping. By default, the app also provides a user with his/her own movemnt reports. All reports are also accessible via a web dashboard.