Here’s a list of 5 family locator apps which can be used to track down missing family members in case of emergency. Small children, family members on field trips, elderly people with health problems can be difficult to keep track of. If it’s one thing that we always have with us, and have problems leaving behind, it’s our smartphones. Most of them have GPS, and GPS is just what a family locator app needs to keep track of us.
Let’s look at these apps below.
Family Locator by Life360
The way that Family Locator by Life360 works is by asking you to register an account with the app (and its website). After that you will need to invite other members of your circle (family, friends or colleagues), these are the people you want to keep track of.
They can be assigned locations so that you receive notifications when they get there. App has a built-in messenger that helps you keep in touch with other members of your team. Stolen/lost phone tracking is available. To use the app, GPS is required.
Get Family Locator.
Family Locator – GPS Tracker
Family Locator by Sygic is a family locator published by the creators of the very popular Sygic navigation. It requires GPS to be on all the time, and for you to register a profile using your number and email.
To find other people the app then offers a search tool where the phone number of the other person can be typed in and tracked. Make sure that other people who you need to keep track of also have their profiles set up with Family Locator.
Also have a look at Free Android SOS App to Send Location to Close Ones if in Danger.
Family Locator by TWT Digital
Family Locator by TWT Digital works similarly to Family Locator by Life360. You will need to register an account with the app.
Then you invite and add profiles of everyone you want to track to your Family Locator team. From there, you can receive tracking notifications, send panic alerts, view on map where people actually are and more. App requires GPS to be on at all times.
Get Family Locator.
Family Locator & Messaging
Family Locator & Messaging has a very intuitive interface, everything is divided up using tabs, see image above.
Account needs to be registered here also. Once that you have an account, you can start adding the family members who you want to track to your family tree. They will be invited and they will also have to install this family locator app. Other features include built-in messaging, arrival notifications (when someone from the team reaches their destination) and more.
Also have a look at Track Your Kids Location And Ensure Family Security with ZenTracker.
WAY GPS Tracker Family Locator
WAY GPS Tracker Family Locator is included to this list because it’s very easy to setup on the devices of people you want to keep track of.
I just needed to create an account and register the device where the WAY app is installed to my account. From then on I can keep track of the registered devices from anywhere by logging into my account on the WAY GAP web site. Simple and to the point.
From the list above I have two family locator apps that I would recommend you to install first. Family Locator by Life360 has lots of features. WAY GPS is the complete opposite and is very simplistic, but both of them do their job very well. Start with them depending on what kind of set of features you’re looking for (do you need messaging?). Leave a comment down below telling me what you think.