Saturday, April 17, 2010

Using Twitter to track your iPhone location

Since Apple released its iPhone Gps tracking app Find My iPhone, it's not being long for other free iphone tracking softwares to be introduced on the market. However we today get the message from tuaw that they have integrated another popular tool twitter into their new tracking software findme.

This new feature will allow your iPhone to send you the nearest cell phone tower ID to your iPhone, and it can show you its exact latitude and longitude on Google maps.

You can create an iPhone specific twitter account; your iphone will update this account with its location at specified intervals. And only those who you approve can see your updates. Of course you can use a public twitter account so that everyone can see it as well.

This way you would not worry about the bulk SMSs arrive to your cell phone, nor do you have to login to any cell phone tracking companies websites. You family only have to view your twitter updates to track your current locations.

The wholoe story can be found here.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

How to track a cell phone location

Step 1. Get a GPS enabled cell phone. In order to track a cell phone location, you need access to a GPS enabled cell phone. If you already have one, go to next step, otherwise you need to buy or borrow one.

Step 2. Get an account. Many companies out there are offering cell phone tracking service now, some are paid, and some are free. Whatever, every company would require you to sign up with them and get an account.

Step 3. Install the cell phone tracking software. After you get an account, you need to download the mobile tracking software. Usually you need to download clients for both your cell phone and computer. However that is not always the case, sometimes you just need to download a small app for your cell phone. After you load the tracking program, you need to install it. You need to follow the instructions enclosed with the program.

Step 4. Start tracking. When you have installed the tracking software, you can start to track your location. You can always log into the tracking companies website and view your tracks on GPS maps like Google Maps or even Google Earth.