App: Trick Or Tracker
Here’s an app that could be useful on Halloween – Trick or Tracker. If your child is old enough to have a smartphone, this updated app will let you know where your kids are when they’re trick or treating.
Trick or Tracker® Bi-Directional Family Locator Features Include:
• With the app, parents can locate their trick-or-treater with the touch of a single button on their Smartphone for ultimate convenience.
• The App installs easily on both the parent’s phone and the child’s own phone (note — if the child is too young to use a Smartphone, Iconosys believes that they are probably too young to trick-or-treat without being accompanied by a parent or guardian in any event).
• Using Iconosys’ Tether Together™ technology, the app triggers a message to be sent to the child’s phone with the help of a special secret pin; the pin is picked up by the child’s phone, engages the child’s phone to collect GPS coordinates and responds to the parent with the exact physical location of the child.
• The child’s phone has special “Where Am I?”, “Send Location”, and “Where’s My Parent?” buttons, and the parent’s phone has a corresponding “Where’s My Child?” button.
• Trick or Tracker® can also be programmed to automatically send out updates of physical locations, in pre-set intervals, from the child’s phone to the parent’s phone. Additionally, the parent can set up their own “Geo-Fence” and “Location Triggers” to notify the parent if their child is traveling outside an allowable area, or has reached a pre-set destination, such as “home from school.”
• Only the child’s phone must be an Android OS phone. For the parent, any Google maps-loaded phone (including iPhone, Blackberry, or Windows Phone 7) will work using a simple manual process. However, for best results we recommend that both the parent and the child user should be on Android OS phones.
• The app also has a very handy flashlight feature that illuminates the phone screen, casting a ray of light on a child’s path and allowing them to travel more safely in the dark or into their treat bag as they sneak a quick treat along their journey. This flashlight feature is available in white, as well as in several glow-stick colors and patterns (orange, pink, blue, red, and green).
Trick or Tracker® is now available for download from the Android Market, at Iconosys.com, and at TrickOrTracker.com. The app costs $4.99 for a lifetime license, but on Halloween Day, it will be available from www.trickortracker.com for free from 8am EST until 11:59pm EST. It is available in English and Spanish.