Anyone who’s ever met friends at a concert or a crowded restaurant knows the inevitable flurry of texts that follow as you try to find one another.
Apple is hoping to eliminate those vague texts — “kind of by the stage,” “near the bar” or “next to this huge guy in a Nats hat” come to mind— with its new Find My Friends app.
Find my Friends is a free app that lets users share their location with friends and family. And they are able to control that geo-sharing by setting a timer — a few hours, a day, a weekend — or simply turning off the feature with the flick of an on-screen switch.
The new app, included as a part of iCloud, can also locate a lost Apple device.
In a nod to parents, the app includes some parental controls that manage how children use Find My Friends and that protect those settings with a password.