GPS Tracker for Child

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    Contemplating getting our teen ager a Droid, but I need a good GPS locator app that works similar to Verizon Family Locator, or Chaperone as they used to call it. I have played with Google Latitude on my Storm and my wife's Droid, but it eats up battery in half a day. Any recommendations to track our child's phone?
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    Haven't seen one.

    Never used any of the tracking with my kids...
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    I may have just answered my own question, but please send any other ideas you have. I just noticed that Smrtguard has a beta version for Droid. I have been using Smrtguard on Blackberry, and it is a great app. it has the ability to track, remote lock or wipe. Its $45 a year, but well worth it. Thanks for any other ideas you may have.
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    These apps can be ended or closed too easy... I wouldn't recommend it just because of that alone.

    Also, why would you would give a child a phone that has unfettered and uncontrolled access to the internet?

    Just a note... Porn works really good on an Android phone...
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    Alright. I'm a 14 year old with a Droid. In the coming days/months I'll be developing an app that will run in the background and hide itself from task managers and etc. This will make it so that you can always track him/her no matter what. This app is going to be part of a security suite.

    The thing about this app is that the GPS tracker is not running at all times, only when you need it to run.

    There are a lot of issues that I have to overcome in this application, such as talking to the phone without SMS and etc.

    I hope to make this app free, but I may have to charge money for it (running SMS and Web servers)
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    Check out an app called loopt. If you have a phone and he does that will tell where is is..as long as the app is running.
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    One thing I like about the Family Locator, is that alerts can be setup when my child moves to certain zones.

    I hope that a similar app will be developed for the Droid!
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    gps tracker

    I use an app called GPS Tracker by Instamapper. It runs in the background and you can set up how often you want it to locate the phone (1min, 5 min, ect). You log onto their website and you see a bread crumb trail every time it locates the phone, based on how often you set it. I do mine every 5 min and it doesn't effect the battery enough to do it any longer. I use it for work to see when I arrive and leave a job.
    You can also do an instant locate (like Family Locate)(from web site) but a lot faster, and you could see which direction someone is heading.
    THIS APP IS FREE. I remember paying $100 per employee 6 yrs ago to get this type of tracking and it sucked.
    Have to check with the website to remind myself how much data it stores, but if memory serves me, at one locate every 5 min, it could store over 2 months of tracking. Unless someone knows how to shut down apps they couldn't do it. You have to go into program which is a black white generic screen and hit the back button...no exit button on the screen.
    Has sat and map view.
    Also a APP called Lookout. Serves as content scanner and has a locate feature from website, a scream the phone feature and a wipe feature. Locates my phone with in 5 feet of where i'm sitting in my home using map view.
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    You can get a app like Mobile Defense, Lookout or Wave Secure. All have ways to show where a phone is. Those are all on the web for searching, though.

    There's also iGuard Mobile. While I've never used it, I understand that you can set up a "fence" so that the Droid will send a message if it crosses the line.
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    not to be an ass or tell you how to parent

    but i suggest talking normally with your kid instead of tracking them like a pet. trust. but there are a few apps on the market that include the phones latitude and longitude with a text they send or try the anti-theft apps that allow you to locate the phone using their client online
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    Tracking kids

    As someone thinking about this same issue - it's not necessarily about not trusting your kids or tracking them like a pet. It's also about being able to find them if they get lost, separated - or worse, abducted.

    Back to hardware - do any of you know if the various applications discussed here could work with a Droid as the monitor but a non-smart phone being monitored?
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    My parents just used a leash and a belt -- the leash for when I was too young to understand why, and the belt when I was too old to not understand why.

    As far as an for smart to dumb phone, I think you may be OK if you're cool with logging into a webpage to see the phone. As much as I dislike her, have you looked at Kim Komando's webpage? She's got all sorts of stuff like that out there.
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    If you root the phone for the kid, you can then install Mobile Defense as a system service and blacklist its control txts with handcent so that it's more or less completely hidden. If you do this, you can then also remotely turn on GPS even if they turn it off.
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    I second this one.
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    I wonder how many members are tracking their wifes/girlfriends that way.. LOL


    Hon look I got you a droid! I know you don't need a smartphone but I really really want you to have this.
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    I think you should just give your kids some room. If you need to know where they are you should try calling them :)
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    Did I miss where he said he wanted to locate his kid covertly? While I agree you should give your children space, I feel that having a GPS tracking program on their phone isn't a horrible idea. Especially if you can't get a hold of your child on his or her phone. Peace of mind. It's a crazy world these days, guys.

    That being said: I've played with GPS Tracker to track me cycling, and I've used Google Latitude to alert me when I'm close to friends that have it. Both worked well. I also have Mobile Defense installed on my droid; I think that program has amazing capabilities for being a free program. You might want to check that out.
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    I think you can have a chip implanted in the child, just under the skin, that can be tracked rather than trust that they keep their phone turned on. I know they do it for dogs, but I don't see why you couldn't do it on a kid. It's probably cheaper than a $200 and a data plan too. Or just put up one of those invisible pet fences around the house. Maybe a moat.
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    OK seriously, I was a kid once; the last thing I ever needed was MORE room. I simply had my child phone cloned by the provider, it completely registers everything that is done, and stores everything but can only be deleted from my phone. Do I use it? Some times; but I at least know what is always going on. The problem is not knowing, it’s how you handle the information. Nor is the problem the kids; it’s you parents who simply don’t care, and even if you had the information wouldn’t check it, or use it constructively. You need to let you kids make mistakes, but I can’t explain the advantage of knowing my child had a bad day by looking through some texts, and knowing I NEED to make time to be available that evening. Use your heads people.
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    I'll throw the BS flag on this, No provider is going to "do" this for you, since it's illegal.
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