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Old June 11th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #51 (permalink)
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To answer the question...um Wavesecure might be the only app though it may not stay hidden. You can say it's in case you lose your phone because that's what I use on my nexus and you can lock it from your phone with a text and find it etc etc.

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My wife and I use gps tracker so that we can tell about how long it will be before the other will be home from work or shopping or whatever. We use it for security and time management and trust each other completely (married 24 years btw). It's very good but it won't run inconspicuous until it's been on for a few days. Even when inconspicuous it's easy for anyone even remotely tech savvy to close it but you can remote activate it with an SMS message if that happens. It does rely on gps so that has to be running too. I also use mobile defense which stays completely dormant and off until you send an SMS message to activate it. I think it may be more what you're looking for. I use it primarily for protection in case I loose my phone although it mint not be as good as wave secure for that.
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My wife and I use gps tracker so that we can tell about how long it will be before the other will be home from work or shopping or whatever. We use it for security and time management and trust each other completely (married 24 years btw). It's very good but it won't run inconspicuous until it's been on for a few days. Even when inconspicuous it's easy for anyone even remotely tech savvy to close it but you can remote activate it with an SMS message if that happens. It does rely on gps so that has to be running too. I also use mobile defense which stays completely dormant and off until you send an SMS message to activate it. I think it may be more what you're looking for. I use it primarily for protection in case I loose my phone although it mint not be as good as wave secure for that.
Thanks for this. I assume you mean the GPS Tracker developed by "InstaMapper LLC" instead of the one made by "Dinko Ivkovic"? I came into this applications forum to make a thread looking for an app just for this purpose. Fortunately, I saw this thread and since it's similar to what I need, I figured I'd find something.

I needed something for my wife to track me on a long 14 hour drive I'm about to take by myself and I wanted her to be able to track me for piece of mind on my progress (so I don't have to call/talk to her constantly throughout the drive, hah).

WaveSecure is actually not a good option because I've had it on my Droid for 6 months and know it only lets you make 4 location requests a day, which is garbage. Esp. for an app that costs $20/year (though I got it for free since I was in the beta and they gave free subs for beta users). Also, it seems to be up to a full mile off a lot of times I test it. Though that's with GPS radio disabled and the phone indoors, so I guess that's acceptable.
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Looking for one more accurate than latitude and updates quicker. We have 4 droids (mine, wifes, 17/boy, 15/girl) and all of us know where each of the others are at anytime. It's not a trust issue but a safety and peace of mind issue. This thread has given me several choices. Thank you!

I also want to add my 2 cents on the parent trashing. These are my phones (except my wife's) and my kids know that I have full rights to see texts/pictures/ location any time I want. Their choice is to go without one if they don't agree (yes I know they can fake a location in Latitude). Just like anything or any room in the house also belongs to the parents.

Now that I've got some of the younger ones pissed, I'll say that I have 2 great kids that I've never had to do any of the above but they know I can and would if needed, probably with them helping, watching and/or explaining. It is called parenting. My prayers are that I've brought them up right and they know right from wrong.
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Have you tried MobiStealth ?
I have a situation where I need to do the same thing, Track my kid. I have also looked at AccuTrackin, Locimobile and Mobile Spy as they all are similar. I liked MobiStealth the best because it is totally hidden on the phone. and its a much better option than latitude. let me know what you think.

Knowing how to use technology to find your kids is awesome no matter what the situation!
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I would get this not to spy on my kids, but just in case anything ever happened to them. I'd know where they were for piece of mind.
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Have you tried MobiStealth ?
I have a situation where I need to do the same thing, Track my kid. I have also looked at AccuTrackin, Locimobile and Mobile Spy as they all are similar. I liked MobiStealth the best because it is totally hidden on the phone. and its a much better option than latitude. let me know what you think.

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Wow, that one looks kind of scary. Certainly does meet all the requirements the OP had though.
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Lookout Mobile Security FREE - Android app on AppBrain

give this a shot. it has 3 tools to it so he may not think twice.

me and my girlfriend just took her 14yo sons sprint phone to get flashed to kajeet. total parental control of the phone online. locate and who can call or be called.

him and his friend did the old "stay at each others house so we can stay out all night and get caught by the cops at midnight drinking stolen beer in the park "

hes lucky hes not mine
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Lookout Mobile Security FREE - Android app on AppBrain

give this a shot. it has 3 tools to it so he may not think twice.

me and my girlfriend just took her 14yo sons sprint phone to get flashed to kajeet. total parental control of the phone online. locate and who can call or be called.

him and his friend did the old "stay at each others house so we can stay out all night and get caught by the cops at midnight drinking stolen beer in the park "

hes lucky hes not mine
whoa whoa whoa ..... what kind of beer?
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as long as it wasnt my goose island 312 i dont care.

(they stole it from another kids dads fridge.........in a trailer park)
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as long as it wasnt my goose island 312 i dont care.

(they stole it from another kids dads fridge.........in a trailer park)
haha .. so busch lite or Pabst more than likely
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I would get this not to spy on my kids, but just in case anything ever happened to them. I'd know where they were for piece of mind.
Agreed. I think the novelty of "tracking them" would wear off quickly, but if your kid or spouse doesn't come home when they are suppose to, you can at least have some idea where they are.

My wife and I both use latitude on our phones. It lets me know that she's arrived at her destination safely and it lets her know how I'll be before getting home.
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I'm surprised that a kid that is obviously not trustworthy is given anything more than a jitterbug for a phone....

google latitude is fine, but here's the parenting part of the equation, instruct him that, since it's YOUR phone that you are letting him borrow, he must keep Latitude on. if he doesn't, be clear that the droid will be taken from him and a jitterbug will be used to replace it. I understand that there are situations that teens need phones, but if they can't follow the rules, it's bread and water for them (electronically speaking)

but here's the tricky part, actually following through with the consequences if he breaks the rules.
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you can try glympse but it will require you to access the phone so he can send you a glympse which will track movement in real time. But this ins't secretive. I believe there is a function that will track the phone when there is a sms sent to it but not sure what the app is called.
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i seem to remember reading somewhere bout an app that would give you the location of a phone by sending a text to it in the event of it being stolen, without alerting the user of said phone. but unfortunately i can't remember the name of it to save my life.
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Thanks for all the suggestions posted in this thread.

I am looking for an app (tried FriendFinder and it was garbage) that can easily relay my location to my gf for those crazy Friday nights when I drink too much and need a ride home but am too stupid to give good directions lol.
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I'm not sure if you're still looking for something to track your son with but I came across this:

Track Google cell phone using Mobile defense Cell phone tracking

It runs in the background. It'll also be nice if your son ever loses or his phone or it gets stolen - he is a teenager, after all.

Top five free cell phone tracking softwares Cell phone tracking

Here's another link I came across that lists five related tracking apps. Hopefully this provides a few more options. I'm not sure how much any of these cost, if anything, so you'll have to do any further research.
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I am using the “SafeKidZone Application” to track the current location of my kids and not only that I can also check their past locations through their location report. And as how you wanted it to be you can check this information through the internet by logging in to their website. You can check on their website for more detailed information of this application: SafeTREC - Time Response Emergency Call.
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If the kid drives his own vehicle......just LoJack his car. Anywhere he drives is most likely where he is. There are plenty of LoJack devices out there that sync up to Phones/Internet/Etc. Pretty crazy how Big Brother like society has become.
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If the kid suspects he is being tracked, all he has to do is turn off his phone and borrow his friends' phones when he's where he shouldn't be doing what he shouldn't do.

I think even Family Locator would be foiled by simply turning off the phone.

I really would recommend Mobil Spy. Your kid *will* know it's there, and maybe that will have the sunshine affect that you need. By knowing he is being monitored, he'll clean up his act. And Lojack the car, too I'm sure he won't think you're doing both.

While a spy app may verify your suspicions, what would you do with that info? Knowing the answer is sometimes irrelevant to the solution, because it just clouds the real problem. I can imagine you confronting him, "You said you were at X but you were actually at Y. Why did you lie to me?" -- He can say, "Yeah, so I did." Then what would you do?

Whatever "that" you come up with can be done without the spygear, you know what I mean? And you will have to do it regardless if he's telling the truth or telling a lie to fix what's wrong.

Please, please, don't read this as judging. I'm just offering an "app-less" way to think about solving the problem.

Technolgoy can be bypassed by turning off the phone. Well-chosen words and actions will have lasting impact, but perhaps not immediately.

You sound so at the end of your rope and I am so saddened and touched by the extent of your love for your son. He's lucky to have you as his dad. Someday he will acknowledge that, probably just not now.

I wish you the very best of luck.
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is this a legitimate request?
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Keep the social commentary to yourself people. This is not a thread about the parents of the kids themselves or your opinion about either. This is a software information request. If you have nothing to add on that topic and that topic alone, then simply move along.

I just had to delete some more posts. There have been several warnings about posting off topic opinions in this thread. The next comment will get this thread locked and earn the poster an infraction for ignoring those warnings.
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Thanks for all the suggestions posted in this thread.

I am looking for an app (tried FriendFinder and it was garbage) that can easily relay my location to my gf for those crazy Friday nights when I drink too much and need a ride home but am too stupid to give good directions lol.
If you find one, let me know.

My BF needs one, too!
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Smobile is in the Market. It is $30/year. More info from their website...

SMobile is the world leader in mobile security. Security Shield for smartphones protects against damage and exposure, whether malicious or accidental. Adding on to the capabilities of Security Shield, Parental Controls and Monitoring protects your family.

Cell phones are the primary device for communication and online activities among pre-adult users. While providing convenience and entertainment, it exposes children to dangerous and undesirable situations, such as online bullying, sexual exploitation, sexting and misconduct. SMobile Parental Controls provides parents unprecedented access to monitor and control their child's mobile activities, while also protecting the device against loss, theft, spyware and viruses. Additional features include:

Monitoring


The Monitoring module of Parental Controls and Monitoring enables parents to:
Monitor activity on the child's cellphone
View pictures taken by the device camera and sent or received via text or e-mail
View the content of all text messages and e-mail messages
Automatically receive alerts when specified keywords are sent or received
View the child's contacts and address book
List all applications and software installed on the device
Display the location of the child and cell phone in an online map

Controls

To protect against cyber bullying, undesirable friends or other inappropriate communications, the Controls module of Parental Controls & Monitoring enables parents to control who is able to communicate with their child. Parents can easily blacklist individuals - silently and automatically blocking their phone calls or text messages.

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The features listed below are described in detail in the Learn More section of the Security Suite product.
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Hello,

I'm an iPhone user, I used iLocalis app for more than an year on my own phone, I searched to see if it's made also for andorid and found this article with an intresting title Review: iLocalis For Google Android

iLocalis works great and has extra features helping you recover stolen hones, when the sim card is changed you will receive an SMS with the new simcard number, if you SMS the new sim with a special command you will get the longitude and latitude coordinates... ofcorse, all those if the firmware was not changed.

Also those programs that constantly send the location from time to time, depending the settings ware set, can drain the battery very fast, but if you set it to once an hour or so it's ok. No problem at all.

Hope you can find what you're looking for, maybe ilocalis is also made for Android platform.
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If nothing else, use Send Position on the child's phone and have them sms you a picture/map of their location. It's cheap enough without pulling something over on a child. But if it were a serious issue and I wanted to know what my kid was doing I'd have whatever it takes on there. Total Care will send you a location if you send your phone a SMS message and a lot more including offering you solutions in the event your phone has been stolen.
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I wonder what the OP ended up using. He/she has disappeared from this thread for quite a while.
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I am looking for one as well. Any suggestions?
We are having similar situation with our youngest son, who is 19. Go to Mobistealth || Mobile Spy Software- Blackberry, Android Cell Phone Tracking Software for Monitoring Cheating Spouse, Children, & Employees
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I'm new to this forum. So I hope I don't break any forum rules by trying to help you. I have a similar situation with my 19 yr old son, whom we just got out of jail, and is in a lot of trouble. MobiStealth Cell Phone Spy Software Blackberry Android Symbian Mobile Spy Application. > tracking app for Droid.
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What is the best app out there that is either free or under $5 that is hidden on phone, and will let me track my son's Android cell from my Android cell?

Even better if I could check text logs later on his phone, where he can't delete them.

Or, anything else that would be useful that I haven't thought of and you have?!

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What is the best app out there that is either free or under $5 that is hidden on phone, and will let me track my son's Android cell from my Android cell?

Even better if I could check text logs later on his phone, where he can't delete them.

Assuming your son's phone is part of a family plan and you are the primary subscriber, your carrier can provide the tracking and logs of email and texts, although I doubt it will be done without the phone in question being notified.

Putting apps like that on a phone that you do not have primary control over, whether you pay the bill or not, is illegal in many places and is against forum rules to even entertain such questions.

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Putting apps like that on a phone that you do not have primary control over, whether you pay the bill or not, is illegal in many places and is against forum rules to even entertain such questions.

But yet some of the carriers offer such a feature. What makes this against forum rules?!
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But yet some of the carriers offer such a feature. What makes this against forum rules?!
Because it is illegal for an individual to put an app like that on a phone that is not under their primary control without the primary user's knowledge.

That is covered here: Site Rules/Guidelines
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Myself, AND my son see no problems with me knowing where he is. Verizon offers this for a fee... it just makes since to use the smart phone instead. Have u ever heard of latitude? (google it)

I pay for "his" phone.

Anyone else have any good apps?

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use google latitude then? why does it need to be hidden?
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https://www.mylookout.com/ is great and it works on black berries and windows phones too, not just androids. It has a feature where you can track the phones location and with premium service even lock it down. Its largely free but there are a few premium features as well.

EDIT: It makes backups of call logs and pictures taken along with all contacts as well :-)

https://www.mylookout.com/features
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https://www.mylookout.com/ is great and it works on black berries and windows phones too, not just androids. It has a feature where you can track the phones location and with premium service even lock it down. Its largely free but there are a few premium features as well.

EDIT: It makes backups of call logs and pictures taken along with all contacts as well :-)

https://www.mylookout.com/features
I created a task with Tasker last night that locks the phone, uses a password, changes the display, turns silent off and the volume up, plays a sound then SMS texts me with the GPS coordinates. Total Control will also do this I believe.
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for parents:

I highly recommend lookout, it is what I use for my daughter (wife and my phones) so we know where she is in case she get kidnapped (highly unlikely but possible). Some commentary, we told her the program is on there so its no big deal. she's 9. you just need to root your phone and move it to the /system folder so it can't be uninstalled by any random person.

Also, we setup some content filtering in her google profile which is a global setting if you do so from a PC and go to settings, so images and searches are just a tad safer than random google searches.

a recent app we've been looking for in general is:
https://www.seekdroid.com/

as just mentioned on lifehacker, looks like a great and simple app:
Seek Droid is the Simplest Way to Find Your Lost Android Phone
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for parents:

I highly recommend lookout, it is what I use for my daughter (wife and my phones) so we know where she is in case she get kidnapped (highly unlikely but possible). Some commentary, we told her the program is on there so its no big deal. she's 9. you just need to root your phone and move it to the /system folder so it can't be uninstalled by any random person.

Also, we setup some content filtering in her google profile which is a global setting if you do so from a PC and go to settings, so images and searches are just a tad safer than random google searches.

a recent app we've been looking for in general is:
https://www.seekdroid.com/

as just mentioned on lifehacker, looks like a great and simple app:
Seek Droid is the Simplest Way to Find Your Lost Android Phone
Tasker can be modified to do just about anything other similar programs can do. If I'm close to my wifi it does one thing. When I'm not, it does another. Keeping up with a child like this would be simple, as you could have it SMS text you every time a condition changed. You can also have GPS coordinates sent to you. The only limit is your imagination.
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I have not a doubt in my mind that your a good parent. Just to offer a little something though. im 24 so i'm still a "kid" myself in your eyes. But being that age offers the chance to see both sides. I'm young enough to remember what and why i did things and old enough to now understand why my parents did what they did. Although this tracking program will in fact give you the answer to whether he/she is lying or not on where they are or have been, it still won't solve the root cause. IMO all this will do is further break down any trust that may be left and cause yet more acting out. I'm sure your at your witts end and looking to do something and i applaud you for going to such lengths, because i've personally seen parents that havent come close, but i wouldn't rely on a tracking program to be the solution to get things back on the right track. I don't really have any advice on how to handle your situation, i'm just trying to let you know what you might expect to come of using this. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor and hope things work out for the best for you and your family.
Amen.
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MyLookout is another app (to find your lost or stolen phone) that shows its current GPS location in a browser. It doesn't log its route over time, though. For that you would need (to write) a script that polls, logs, and plots the location every, say, 3 seconds. Maybe Tasker could do that?

But TBH, if I were that kid I wouldn't trust my dad for one bit, so I'd simply not use that phone he gave me. Keep it switched off for 90% of the time "to conserve battery power, dad"... No tracking. Or, worse, I'd keep it switched on, but in an unsuspicious location. Or stick it in somebody else's car (without them knowing) to create fun tracks to screw around with my dad's head...
But I would also need an uncompromised, and properly functioning phone, of course, so my dad's m.o. – however well-intentioned – might drive me to e.g. stealing to be able to afford one...

So, really, this tracking plan of yours seems counter-productive from every angle i look at it, winters. Sorry.
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Keep the social commentary to yourself people. [...] This is a software information request. If you have nothing to add on that topic and that topic alone, then simply move along.
So if someone asks how to remotely explode someone else's phone when they are making a call – purely a technical question of course – you expect members to provide the answer (if they know) and not make a moral judgement/'social commentary'?

Get real!
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So if someone asks how to remotely explode someone else's phone when they are making a call – purely a technical question of course – you expect members to provide the answer (if they know) and not make a moral judgement/'social commentary'?

Get real!
If they wanted our opinions on the choices they're making, I'm sure they would have asked us. They needed help and posed a simple question to find that help. We have no way of knowing what their intentions are even if they tell us. Therefore, it is not our place to judge them because we are not aware of the circumstances at hand.

I don't understand why everyone is so quick to judge, I feel like I'm amongst a group of high schoolers sometimes (which I am enough, being that I am in high school).

Ofthedamned is 100% correct and if you feel the need to state your opinion on the topic, bring it to one of the appropriate forum sections without addressing a specific person.
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I am an authorized dealer for mobistealth. I just want to be honest. Mobistealth is going to be the best option but it is expensive. Any app will give you push to locate type features, but to actually track you are going to have to spend some dollars.
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If you don't hide it then it will never work. It's just not hard to figure out ways around it if you know about it. Leave the phone at a friends while you go party for example. Even set up call forwarding to your buddies phone so that if you call his number, he can answer. If he's that shady and gets into that much trouble that you can't trust him, then honestly my kneejerk reaction is to say take his phone, tell him to be home at a certain time(say 5pm) and stay there. Seems harsh but I know from personal experience that you can't change him and tracking him wont change his behavior it just "might" allow you to catch him lying exactly once. If you really want to change him, you need to take a more proactive role. And I realize fully that Im not there and don't know that you haven't done this. But i was him when I was his age, and my parents had a hell of a time with me. Tracking my cell never would have worked. They finally simply took away my freedom entirely. I had to be home at 5 and didn't get to go anywhere most of the time. When I was allowed to they had to either be there or be able to see me there at any time. For example if i said I was going to eat dinner at Carabas they have to know which one and they would sometimes drive by there to make sure I was really there. It seemed at the time that they were nazis and i hated them but now i know they were doing it for me own good and Im glad they did because believe me I would have ended up in jail or a graveyard if they hadn't.

And for those who say "let your kid live his life dont spy on him etc etc" its obvious that you don't have kids, and likely still are kids(no matter your age). Any ADULT knows that kids need supervision, and if you plan on letting them be gone from your sight for hours a day and not at school, then you need to be able to track them. Sadly tracking them via a cell just wont work in the end. You are probably gonna have to do it more the old fashioned way sir, demand he tell you where he is at any given time and be willing to offer up PROOF that he's really there at all times when asked, or ground his ass and take that phone. I know the risks, that he could run away. But in the end, better to have him run away having at least tried to save him then to let him keep doing whatever he wants out of fear that he might run. If he runs away there's a very good chance he won't make it a month and will come back with a new look on life. But if he's allowed to continue his crime and drug use, he will likely end up in jail or worse. Just my two cents
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Someone suggested Wave Secure...I haven't used it, but I do use Theft Aware which is similar. It's designed to install on your own phone so you can trigger various actions from another phone if it gets stolen.

It's completely invisible and can be heavily customised. You can definitely track where it is at any given moment. Not sure how you could track where it's been. The work around may be that you can set it to update with a gps location every 5 minutes or something. If you set it to text you the location rather than show it on the map then you'd have a list of all the locations the phone had been during the day.

Then you'd have to plug them into google maps or something.

It may be a long way round, but while a lot of these apps can track where the phone is in real time (ish), I'm not sure many can record where the phone's been throughout the day so you can see it on a map later. Maybe wrong though.

Also, have you seen Life 360? I know it's a comprehensive tracking app, but again, not sure if it can be made invisible.
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Looking for one more accurate than latitude and updates quicker. We have 4 droids (mine, wifes, 17/boy, 15/girl) and all of us know where each of the others are at anytime. It's not a trust issue but a safety and peace of mind issue. This thread has given me several choices. Thank you!

I also want to add my 2 cents on the parent trashing. These are my phones (except my wife's) and my kids know that I have full rights to see texts/pictures/ location any time I want. Their choice is to go without one if they don't agree (yes I know they can fake a location in Latitude). Just like anything or any room in the house also belongs to the parents.

Now that I've got some of the younger ones pissed, I'll say that I have 2 great kids that I've never had to do any of the above but they know I can and would if needed, probably with them helping, watching and/or explaining. It is called parenting. My prayers are that I've brought them up right and they know right from wrong.
I agree with your statement entirely. I will be purchasing two new android LG Optimums S phones for my 13 and 11 year old's because they're always out with sports or friends and I need to know where they're at and more importantly if an emergency does take place I can be there.

It's nice to hear from a parent that actually.... well parents. I can't tell you how many I've come across that wanna be friends with their kids and or want nothing to do with the actual proses its self. Hey, I love my children and if it weren't such a crazy world and it weren't so expensive to have children I'd have 3 more. I'm not their friend, I'm their father. What that means is we are cool. I respect them and mutually they respect me back, but the hierarchy in the house is known and requests and responsibilities follow that order as well. My children understand the need for this app as they understand some of the dangers that lurk out there. I'm just glad there's an option for parents that doesn't brake bank. As I understand it there free... Let me know if I'm mistaken or if someone has a free option.

I've chosen to go with two options:

1.) Family GPS Tracker, by Life 360

2.) GPS Tracking, by Family Safety Products.

My understanding is the apps / service is free.
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The App is free but you have to pay for the monitoring fees
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