(Harlan) To some people, the thought of having your Smartphone monitoring your location may seem a little invasive at first. However, some Smartphone users are using this as a tool to help keep track of their children or teenagers.
Anna Hoegh of Harlan has an app. she uses to keep track of her three girls ages 15, 13, and 11. Hoegh has downloaded two apps. find my iphone, and thelife360. She says they are almost like having a “big brother.”
“I use it to make sure their stories are straight,” stated Hoegh. “It’s help to keep an eye on them and know who they are hanging out with.”
Hoegh admits the tracking app. doesn’t tell a parent everything. “You have to give her some freedom and the app. doesn’t tell me everything they are doing, but it shows a map of exactly where they are at.”
Hoegh says the 360 is a great communication tool for the family. “There is a text that includes the whole family so we can all communicate at once.”
According to one online review site, a cell phone tracker application is also a valuable tool for companies and business owners who need to monitor employees to make sure they are staying on schedule or properly using company time. This can quickly add to productivity and result in an improved profitability picture by eliminating wasted time and inappropriate company vehicle or equipment use.
April 30, 2013