With apps releasing almost every week, it’s hard to decide which app you should get on your cell phone or tablet. I’m always reading reviews looking for interesting apps that will suit my lifestyle.
One really stood out for me this week: Folr. It’s very similar to the find my phone app but instead it’s you who can find your loved ones. At first I thought, why do I need to follow anyone? That sounds like I’m invading someone’s privacy especially my husband’s. I decided to download the app before I could make a conclusion about it.
Folr, is a location-tracking application, that gives real-time information on the whereabouts of family members, significant others, best friends and more. Installed on any mobile device (smartphone or tablet), it unobtrusively updates you on the locations of the most important people in your life.
Let’s talk about how it can actually assist you:
• Cell phones get stolen every day, hijacking when you least expect it…How would anyone find you? Well if a family member has you on folr, they can find your phone’s location.
• Parents are always worried about their kids whereabouts, folr gives you peace of mind by letting you know where your child is.
• Great tool for long distance traveling, allowing your family access to your ‘holiday’. This can really help in case of an emergency.
• Teachers/Parents can use it at school camps to keep tabs on pupils attending.
Not everyone likes being followed, I’m sure many teenagers would refuse to download an app like this. Yes, it’s understandable but knowing my child is safe, is more important to me than the privacy problem. Use the app for an emergency situation and it can be a positive contribution to the safety of your loved ones. I never thought I would need this app until yesterday when my car GPS tracker sounded an alarm and my mum was driving the car at the time. I unfortunately couldn’t get a hold of her and I was quite worried. I tried calling several times but no answer so I decided to go on the app to see where she is! Thanks to Folr, I was able to track down my mom.
My husband, Vije, is a frequent traveler and I’m always worried about him, hoping he reaches his destination safely. Sometimes he can’t call as soon as he reaches, having this app will really help me relax when he’s overseas.
How do I use it?
2. Activate location-based services for Folr in your devices’ “Settings”.
3. Open Folr to create an account and log-in.
Folr can only track someone if he or she gives you permission to do so thus preserving security without compromising privacy. The app can be downloaded for free and if you need to keep track of the history of the locations, requires a yearly fee of $29.99 USD.
Folr is about you knowing your loved ones are safe.