Share My Location

 

Share My Location

Share My Location enables you to share your location, not just once, but continuously as you travel. Share My Location is great for parents with students who travel on public transport, great for catching up and knowing how long people will be. Share My Location will be one of those applications that makes your life easier.

  • Press or click the Share On button
  • Click on the link Share My Location via email and send an email,
  • or copy the link, paste into an SMS and send

When you share your location, Share My Location creates a session. The session is unique and no personally identifiable information is required. When you turn sharing off the session is deleted. Because there's many ways you can be interrupted, the page gets refreshed, or you close and reopen the page, the session is kept. The person watching can use the link you previously sent or you reshare the link. Sessions if not deleted expire after 24 hours.

TIPS

  • On mobile devices sharing halts if the browser loses focus, such as when you perform another task. Make the browser active again and sharing will continue.
  • Every session is separate. If you end a session, you'll need to send a new email with the new session link.
  • The link you send takes the person to a watch page where they can watch your journey. They can reopen the watch page as often as they like until you stop sharing.
  • If you close the browser whilst running Share My Location, either by closing, pressing Home, opening another app, or locking your phone, Share My Location will be suspended. If you Open the browser again and the share your location link is still displayed, your location will start being shared again. If the Share On button is shown (not Share Off) the page has reloaded. Press Share On and the previous session will continue. Links are provided to reshare if needed.
  • In Safari on an iOS device, opening another tab will suspend sharing. Other browsers such as Chrome and Opera, continue to share your location if the tab is in the background. Sometimes it may be better to use a different browser.

APPLICATIONS

  • Let someone know you're on your way and use Share My Location so they can better know how long you'll be.
  • Need to pick someone up from public transport. Get them to share their location and you can then be there when they arrive rather than waiting around.
  • Help someone who is lost or needs directions.
  • Stuck in traffic. Ask a friend to look for a better route for you using the traffic option.
  • Car broken down and you need to help. This will let them know you're on your way.
  • Students using public transport can now let their parents know where they are.
  • Meeting someone. Now you can both let each other know how far away you are at all times.
  • Have fun with Share My Location. With a bit of imagination it can be the basis of some real world activities.

Disclaimer

Share My Location comes with no warranty express or implied. It is not guaranteed to be error free or suitable for any particular purpose.

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