July 6, 2011 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Madrid, Spain - 3y3.net today is pleased to announce Locator GPS 1.5 for iPhone 4 and 3GS, an update to their Utility app that allows users to continuously track the location of any iPhone that has the software installed. Ideal as a means of finding a lost or stolen iPhone, for transportation fleet management, or to follow the whereabouts of family members, the app works in the background even when the iPhone is turned off. The app periodically sends position updates to the 3y3.net server, and users may open the app's web control panel to view the current location of any of their registered iPhones on a street level Google Map. In addition, the user can view a complete log of the last 25 position reports. A single purchase of the Locator GPS app is good for installation on an unlimited number of iPhones.
iPhone Locator has two operational modes: Tracking Mode and Battery Save Mode. In Tracking Mode, the phone will send a position update on moving over 1000 meters (.6 miles) or every 10 minutes, whichever occurs first. In this way, users can know the exact position of a registered iPhone at any time. Tracking Mode can consume large amounts of battery power, and it is recommended that it be activated only for short periods of time (no more than a couple of hours) to accurately locate the phone. In Battery Save Mode (Tracking Mode off), very little battery power is consumed, and this is the recommended default setting. Battery Save Mode only sends a position update when there is a change in coverage from one cell tower to another (between approximately 500 meters to 50 kilometers, .3 miles to 31 miles, depending on terrain, signal power, and frequency).
The precision offered by Locator GPS is only limited by the current GPS installed on the phone. The app is configured to work with the maximum precision offered by the device. Users should know that when Tracking Mode is off, the accuracy is reduced considerably. For a precise and continuous measurement of the phone's locations, users should activate the Tracking Mode through the app's control panel on the iPhone, or via the web server control panel as accessed from another iPhone or computer.
* Track any iPhone continuously anywhere in the world
* Locator GPS installs quickly on any iPhone 4 or 3GS
* Once registered with the web server, the phone will send location updates continuously
* A single purchase of the software covers an unlimited number of registered iPhones
* Tracking Mode and Battery Save Mode
* Runs in the background employing the multitasking capability of iOS 4
* View the location of any registered iPhone on a street level Google Map
* View the location of any registered iPhone on a position update log
* Position Log includes exact time, latitude, longitude, map position, and battery remaining
* Ideal for fleet management - track every driver continuously
* Locate any lost or stolen iPhone
* Keep track of the whereabouts of family members
"Unlike other systems that make heavy use of the battery and deplete it within a few hours, Locator GPS works in low power mode GPS," stated a spokesperson from 3y3.net. "It will be you who decides to activate or deactivate the Tracking Mode, using the web server control panel to increase the accuracy and/or frequency of reporting."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 1.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Locator GPS 1.5 is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Madrid, Spain, 3y3.net is a group of independent professionals with extensive experience in IT founded in 2009. They have high skills in applications programming and software development. Their open structure can respond quickly to market changes and adapt to the demands of customers at very competitive prices, both here and abroad. Their business model includes both the sale of their own applications on the iTunes App Store, as well as the development of applications for other companies. They are registered as individual developers in the App Store under the name Gema Martinez. Search their applications and see how they work. Copyright (C) 2011 Gema Martinez. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.