Monday, January 31, 2011
Share Your Location with Google Maps
Shaloc is a great iPhone app that lets you share your location with your friends for a limited period of time.
When you want to share your location the app detects your location and creates a short URL. You can then share the URL with your friends via text, email or tweet from within the app. When your friends open the URL from their phones or desktop they can then track your real-time location on a Google Map.
There are a number of privacy options on the app. You have the option to show only your last known location shared or you can choose to not show anything when the URL is accessed after you have stopped sharing. A new unique URL is also created every time you start sharing.
It is also possible to set a time after which the app will stop sharing your location. The app also has smart setup features which will automatically stop sharing your location when your phone’s battery falls below a specified value.
The application is currently in closed Beta but if you enter the invite code 'googlemapsmania' you can get early access to the app before it is fully released.