Find My Friends
Find My Friends on the iPad 2
|Initial release||October 12, 2011|
|Stable release||2.1.1 / August 22, 2013|
|Operating system||iOS 5 and later|
|Type||Location aware mobile application|
Find My Friends (also known as "Find Friends" on the SpringBoard) is an application and service for iOS developed by Apple Inc. for iOS 5. It was released on October 12, 2011 to the general public. While not bundled with the operating system itself, it can be downloaded through the App Store only on iOS 5 or later.
Find My Friends was announced during the "Let's Talk iPhone" keynote event on October 4, 2011. Find My Friends was released several hours earlier than the actual release of iOS 5. The 1.1 update, released on March 7, 2012, added bug fixes and support for the 3rd generation iPad's Retina display.
With Find My Friends, users can follow and track people with their iOS device(s). Users can also share their location with the people they choose. Location is determined using GPS in the iOS device when Location Services are turned on. Notifications appear when a user requests another user to see where they are. The feature can be turned on and off at any time. Like many iOS applications that use Location Services, parental controls are available. Find My Friends synchronizes with other applications such as Maps and Contacts. The application is supported on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
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