Hey Where Are You : Location Service (HeyWAY)
★★ Named one of the best 35 iPhone apps of 2009 (so far) on TechCrunch! ★★
This is the FREE HeyWAY location service application, which includes advertisements. A Pro version is also available that offers an ad-free experience and the additional ability to attach a custom short message to location updates and requests.
Hey Where Are You, or HeyWAY, is a new location service that lets you keep track of where friends, family and colleagues are. Send alerts with your current location to your followers, or send "Hey, Where Are You?" alerts requesting their location.
Unlike other services such as Google Latitude, HeyWAY uses Apple's new Push Notification Service, so notifications of your friends' location, and your requests for their location, are delivered even when the application is not running.
HeyWAY is perfect for keeping in touch with:
✓ Your spouse or partner: is he still at work? Nearly home? At the pub? Get back his actual location.
✓ Teenage children: rest easier by having them check in with their actual location when they're out late. Easier and more reliable than assurances sent over SMS, and much less intrusive than voice calls.
✓ Field employees or colleagues: get a quick fix on delivery drivers, sales associates or other field employees or colleagues who are constantly on the move.
HeyWAY strictly guards your privacy: you must individually authorize others to see your location, and location updates are sent only when you specifically choose. Note that it is not possible to track another HeyWAY user without them choosing to send you a location update.
HeyWAY logs location updates received from people you are following so you can refer back to each person's past whereabouts. All locations are displayed on embedded maps, which are fully navigable using familiar panning and zooming controls.
HeyWAY is available for iPod Touch devices and the original iPhone, but please be aware that location fixes are less accurate using these devices, since they do not include GPS. iPod Touch devices may not be able to produce a location fix at all in many areas. This is a hardware limitation.
Some notes in response to common customer questions:
✓ A commonly-requested feature is the ability to authorize others to track your location without requiring an alert or confirmation. Unfortunately, the current iPhone system software doesn't support such a feature, since third-party applications may not run in the background, or respond to Push Notifications without explicit user action. This feature will be added if and when Apple lifts this limitation.
✓ The location detected by HeyWAY is no more or less precise than any other iPhone application; detecting your location is performed by your device's Apple-provided system software, not the application.
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- Redesigned the peer-to-peer connection screen
- Remember the last set of location-update recipients
- Longer network timeout
- Various cosmetic improvements
- Fixed a bug when viewing locations that could cause a crash
- Fixed an intermittent freeze after establishing a peer-to-peer connection
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- Last changed:
- Oct 19, 2009
- Social Networking
- Niftybrick Software
- 1.7 MB
- Current Version Average Rating:
- 2.50 (5612)
- All Versions Average Rating:
- 2.50 (10465)
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