April 20, 2014

LOCiMobile Brings Cross-Platform GPS Tracking to Android Users

Having the ability to locate friends through Google Latitude is definitely a cool feature we have as part of the Android army.  But what if we want to see the location of friends who have a Blackberry or an iPhone, or other smartphone ?  Unless they have the latest version of Google Maps and can access Latitude, we are out of luck.  LOCiMobile hopes to help Android users out by porting their popular iLOC application over to Android powered handsets.

Simply named GPSTracking, LOCiMobile allows users across multiple platforms to add their friends and share their location, as well as directions to where they are at with the touch of a button.

The iPhone app, iLOC, has 25,000 total downloads from the iTunes store, making it a pretty successful app.  Whether or not the adoption rate on our beloved Android platform will be as good remains to be seen.  The application is a free, ad supported download.

GPS Tracking is not a new application to Android users, but being able to reach across the platform divide may be appealing, especially if there are many different smartphone models being used in one family.

If you’re interested in giving it a try, you can scan the barcode below to install the app.  Check it out and let us know what you think!