PlaceTrack - family tracking and location sharing (formerly Latitude updater)

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Description

PlaceTrack is the best full-featured location sharing platform for iOS and Android. Track your loved ones, check the speed they are travelling, get directions to their current location, view a street level picture of any place they’re are or they have been.

- safely share your location with the people you trust, in real time
- live data: force a contact’s device to immediately send a fresh location; otherwise, your contacts’ location is periodically updated as they move
- passive and battery friendly: run in the background with no noticeable impact on battery life
- rich data: location data can include location history, speed, altitude, whether you’re walking, running, moving in a vehicle or resting (using the new M7 coprocessor on supported devices)
- you are in control: you set who sees your current location or who has access to your location history
- optionally share with anyone - no app required to view! PlaceTrack can also optionally share live location data through secret web urls: you can authorize anyone with web access to see where you are or where you have been.

PlaceTrack for Android is in the works! Stay tuned for its release soon!

Other features:
- excellent battery usage: PlaceTrack uses SLC mode (Significant Location Change) and region monitoring, NOT continuous background. PlaceTrack is suspended in the background most of the time and is woken up only when you move significantly (detected using cell towers signal); most of the time it just sleeps and the GPS hardware is powered off to preserve battery
- save your location history for later viewing
- optionally share your live location or location history with authorized PlaceTrack contacts (or automatically publish to secret web urls for web sharing)
- forced contact location updates: you can ask for a location update from a contact and the backend platform will use new iOS7 features to silently ask your contact device for a new location update
- delayed sync: stores your locations when network is unreachable and pushes them to the PlaceTrack servers when you're back online
- Foursquare and Facebook support: see your friends' checkins on the map
- Check In and Auto Check In support (to Foursquare and Facebook). Auto Check-In uses iOS geofencing.
- server side location history: when you upgrade from older versions, local on-device history will be pushed to the server and then removed. A comprehensive web interface for location history management will be provided later.
- location sharing on Twitter, SMS, Email, Facebook
- in-app streetview images for friends’ location. Foursquare photos for Foursquare checkins (if available)
- location sharing works using address book phone numbers: your phone number is authenticated through an sms code on your first activation
- your data, including your phone number and location, is always sent on a secure connection (ssl) and is never shared with any third party
- device battery level is shared along with location data

What's New

Version 3.5 (Oct 22, 2014)

- iOS8 and iPhone6/6+ optimizations
- location history: you can now export KML data to third party apps (eg.Google Earth)
- new app icon
- minor bug fixes and code stabilization

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Version 3.4 (Jul 27, 2014)

- better handling of location history data

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Version 3.3 (Jul 11, 2014)

- profile support: you can set up a thumbnail image (along with privacy setting) and a personal name; your info will be used by the web frontend and may appear on contacts devices
- personal web access token: generate a personal access token and manage your location, location history and contacts' location data through a public API and a web frontend (in the making)
- optionally share 24 hours or full location history with contacts
- device o/s and critical battery status are now available along with location updates
- fixed a problem with Foursquare integration
- minor bug fixes and optimizations to better support other platforms and a frontend web user interface

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Version 3.2 (Jan 27, 2014)

- minor bug fixes

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Version 3.1 (Jan 16, 2014)

3.1:
- you can now select a date range when displaying your own location history
- fixed a bug that prevented adding a contact when its phone prefix starts with a leading ‘0’

3.0
- native sharing for live location, location history, speed, altitude and context data from the M7 coprocessor
- fully optimized for the brand new iOS7
- force location update from a contact
- optional location sharing through secret web urls

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Version 3.0 (Jan 10, 2014)

- native sharing for live location, location history, speed, altitude and context data from the M7 coprocessor
- fully optimized for the brand new iOS7
- force location update from a contact
- optional location sharing through secret web urls

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Version 2.4.2 (Jan 25, 2013)

☂ better exception handling to prevent unexpected app crashes

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Version 2.4.1 (Dec 18, 2012)

☂ better exception handling to prevent unexpected app crashes in case facebook checkin data is incomplete

v2.4
✓ iOS6 and iPhone5 optimizations
✓ auto standby disabled when the phone is connected to a power source (this way you can keep the app in foreground and get frequent updates while driving, etc)
✓ PlaceTrack can now open locations in Apple native Map app
✓ improved location discovery for facebook contacts
☂ fixed a bug that could prevent PlaceTrack from enabling background mode properly
☂ fixed a bug that could cause PlaceTrack to crash when in foreground
☂ minor other bug fixes

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Version 2.4 (Dec 03, 2012)

✓ iOS6 and iPhone5 optimizations
✓ auto standby disabled when the phone is connected to a power source (this way you can keep the app in foreground and get frequent updates while driving, etc)
✓ PlaceTrack can now open locations in Apple native Map app
✓ improved location discovery for facebook contacts
☂ fixed a bug that could prevent PlaceTrack from enabling background mode properly
☂ fixed a bug that could cause PlaceTrack to crash when in foreground
☂ minor other bug fixes

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Version 2.3.7 (Jun 27, 2012)

✓ ability to search by venue name (check-in assistant)
☂ fixed a bug in local notifications timezone

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Version 2.3.5 (May 08, 2012)

✓fixed a bug that could cause PlaceTrack to crash on startup
✓improvements in auto check-in logic
✓fixed a bug that could cause autocheckin to fail if you opened the application while arriving at a venue that was defined for autocheckin

new in v2.3.3:
✓AutoCheck-in to Foursquare and Facebook: automatically checks you in to venues you have specified
✓delayed Latitude sync: stores your locations even when you're offline and pushes them to your Latitude history when you're back online
✓background mode now available even when you're not logged into Latitude (for autocheckins or on-device location history)
✓locations accuracy overlay
✓minor bug fixes and improvements
✓starting from this version, iOS3.x is no longer supported

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Version 2.3.3 (Apr 27, 2012)

✓ AutoCheck-in to Foursquare and Facebook: automatically checks you in to venues you have specified
✓ delayed Latitude sync: stores your locations when you're offline, pushes them to your Latitude history when you're back online
✓ background mode now available even when you're not logged into Latitude (for autocheckins or on-device location history)
✓ locations accuracy overlay
✓ minor bug fixes and improvements
✓ starting from this version, iOS3.x is no longer supported

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Version 2.2.1 (Mar 05, 2012)

✓ fixed a bug where PlaceTrack crashes when logging in to Foursquare on iOS4.x devices
✓ better error handling
✓ link to community page fixed

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Version 2.2 (Feb 27, 2012)

✓ now you can use PlaceTrack to check in to Foursquare and Facebook!
✓ latitude contacts' location are shown again (inside an embedded web view)
✓ distance information on detail views and friend list
✓ minor cosmetic changes
☂ fixed a bug where PlaceTrack could log you off from Latitude when the app restarts in the background on passlocked devices (please re-login for this to take effect)
☂ fixed a bug where PlaceTrack crashes on iOS version earlier than iOS5

new in 2.0:
✓ Foursquare and Facebook support: your friends checkins are now displayed on map!
✓ Street view and Maps available from contact detail view
✓ Foursquare photos available from contact detail view
✓ uses the official Latitude API, authentication and authorization flow is based on OAuth2 (and 2-step verification is ok)
✓ minor bug fixes and improvements
✓ Latitude friends' locations are no longer displayed because the official Latitude API does not allow third party applications to use this functionality (and undocumented stuff no longer works)

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Version 2.1.3 (Feb 11, 2012)

✓fixed a bug where PlaceTrack crashes on iOS

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Version 2.0 (Feb 03, 2012)

✓Foursquare and Facebook support: your friends checkins are now displayed on map!
✓Street view and Maps available from contact detail view
✓Foursquare photos available from contact detail view
✓uses the official Latitude API, authentication and authorization flow is based on OAuth2 (and 2-step verification is ok)
✓minor bug fixes and improvements
✓Latitude friends' locations are no longer displayed because the official Latitude API does not allow third party applications to use this functionality (and undocumented stuff no longer works)

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Version 1.7.2 (Nov 19, 2011)

✓fixes a problem where PlaceTrack sits updating your location multiple times (under certain circumstances)
✓fixes a problem where an empty blue map is displayed on application launch instead of current location
✓minor cosmetic changes (toolbar, background, rounded corners for thumbnails, bigger map, shadows)

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Version 1.7.1 (Nov 14, 2011)

✓new feature "Open history in..." allows third-party app integration (eg. Google Earth)
✓twitter support (iOS5 only): tweet your location along with a map link and picture
✓added "Pull Down to Refresh" intuitive way to refresh your friends location
✓uses Oauth 2.0 for Facebook authentication (improves security)
✓uses the new geocoding API if available (iOS5 only), improves reliability in resolving addresses to gps coordinates and viceversa
✓addresses a cosmetic issue with appearance of place names in location history on map
✓removed unnecessary permission requests for Facebook integration
✓other (minor) bug fixes and improvements

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Version 1.6 (Oct 08, 2011)

✓fixed the "network error, check connectivity" bug
✓iOS5 compatibility

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Version 1.5.2 (May 10, 2011)

✓detail view for contacts
✓minor bug fixes

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Version 1.5 (Jan 13, 2011)

✓ new feature to text your current location (sms)
✓ location history now available from main view
✓ location history filter: today, yesterday, all data
✓ memory usage optimization for location history (plist converted to sqlite)
✓ minor bug fixes (authentication)
✓ changed pin icon for location history

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Version 1.4 (Dec 16, 2010)

✓ fixed a bug that could cause reverse geocoding for your current location to fail
✓ add friend button (replaces refresh): you can now add a friend email to share location with from within the application
✓ minor improvements in GPS fixing performance
✓ fake location and background switches now moved to settings page
✓ new settings (hide option, foreground updates timing, support request, suggest app to friend)
✓ background switch is now set to ON by default when you first launch the application
✓ new icons and bigger map on main window
✓ new button to open current location in Maps

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Version 1.3.2 (Nov 13, 2010)

✓ "(null)" replaced by empty strings in Facebook postings when reverse geocoding fails
✓ minor bug fixes (app was crashing on certain circumstances when decoding special chars in friend or place names)
✓ showing current location when scrolling through friends now resets friend reference back to the top
✓ thumbnails for stale contacts are grey bordered
✓ crashes occuring on iOS 3.1.3 fixed

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Version 1.3 (Oct 18, 2010)

✓ thumbnails on map
✓ accuracy circle overlay for contacts
✓ full screen map
✓ minor improvements in user interface responsiveness and usability
✓ minor bug fixes (network error, etc)
✓ display location history on map
✓ standard view/satellite view switch
✓ option to configure a minimum number of minutes between updates (this is to skip frequent updates and preserve batteries when driving fast)
✓ option to stop gps usage and background updates when battery level is below a configurable threshold

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Version 1.0 (Sep 11, 2010)

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Versions

3.5Oct 22, 2014Current release
3.4Jul 27, 2014
3.3Jul 11, 2014
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3.2Jan 27, 2014
3.1Jan 16, 2014
3.0Jan 10, 2014
2.4.2Jan 25, 2013
2.4.1Dec 18, 2012
2.4Dec 03, 2012
2.3.7Jun 27, 2012
2.3.5May 08, 2012
2.3.3Apr 27, 2012
2.2.1Mar 05, 2012
2.2Feb 27, 2012
2.1.3Feb 11, 2012
2.0Feb 03, 2012
1.7.2Nov 19, 2011
1.7.1Nov 14, 2011
1.6Oct 08, 2011
1.5.2May 10, 2011
1.5Jan 13, 2011
1.4Dec 16, 2010
1.3.2Nov 13, 2010
1.3Oct 18, 2010
1.0Sep 11, 2010First tracked
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Updated on Dec 19, 2014

About

Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch

Category: Navigation

Updated: Dec 15, 2014

Version: 3.5

Size: 5.9 MB

Language: English

Seller: Nico Tranquilli

Rating: Rated 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Bundle ID: org.tranquilli.PlaceTrack

App ID:  371178753  [Copy]