Last week Apple unveiled it’s ‘Find My Friends’ Social network which allows you to view your friends real time location on a map. The app is Apple’s next generation in cyber stalking and could give Facebook a run for its money.
All jokes aside the new ‘Find My Friends’ app was developed to obviously help locate friends when meeting up. Lets say your drunk driving and can’t find the house party to crash, just open up FMF ask your friend to show his location and bam instant map with his location. Remember keep your eyes on the road.
FMF only works on iOS 5 meaning both users wanting to use the feature must be updated to Apple’s latest firmware version. Don’t worry about privacy, you must approve every person that is allowed to view your location.
You can download Find My Friends via iTunes for free (iTunes Link)
Find My Friends allows you to easily locate your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Install this free app on your iOS 5 device and sign in with the Apple ID you use with iCloud. Adding a friend is easy – just send a request to see their location. Once your friend accepts using the Find My Friends app, you will then be able to see that friend’s location on a list or on a map.
You can also choose to share your location for a limited period of time with a group of friends.
Use Find My Friends to keep track of your traveling companions when you’re on vacation. Or to see if the kids are home from school. Or to find the friends you’re meeting for dinner.
• Easily locate friends and family
• Temporary sharing option
• Simple privacy controls
• Parental restrictions
• Free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Supported languages: English, Japanese, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Catalan, Hungarian, Vietnamese
Requires iOS 5 and an iCloud account. You can create a free iCloud account on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.