Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mobile Tracking Feature: Notification Your Location Have Been Viewed

Mobile location tracking feels creepy or controlling to some, but it also has its benefits. There are various implementation options that can mitigate the creep factor. Glympse is one very good app that serves a number of scenarios.

A scenario I would like to see served, particularly but not exclusively for benefit of parents:
  • Person A has the ability to unilaterally view Person B's location (e.g., via Glympse or a similar app), but B will be notified.
  • A variant on this, which Glympse already supports, is for Person A to request a notification update. Person B has total control over whether to comply.

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