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Live streaming of my location while I am on the road?
« on: June 18, 2013, 01:50:38 AM »

As per the other thread, I am driving from Arizona to Indiana and back next month. In the past, some friends have used the MotionX app for the iPhone and it has worked pretty well for them, but I have a Motorola Droid 4 and don't see any Android compatibility with MotionX. Does anyone know of any other apps that I could use to live-stream my location, and have my friends follow it online and see where I am?
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Re: Live streaming of my location while I am on the road?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 10:36:24 AM »

As per the other thread, I am driving from Arizona to Indiana and back next month. In the past, some friends have used the MotionX app for the iPhone and it has worked pretty well for them, but I have a Motorola Droid 4 and don't see any Android compatibility with MotionX. Does anyone know of any other apps that I could use to live-stream my location, and have my friends follow it online and see where I am?

Aren't there some other apps that will also do this for the iPhone as well?

I will have to check into MotionX. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Live streaming of my location while I am on the road?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 02:45:23 AM »

Not too familiar with the apps for live tracking...though I know there are plenty that exist.  Several storm chasers I know will live-stream their chases, to include live-streaming video.
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Re: Live streaming of my location while I am on the road?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 02:17:48 PM »

As per the other thread, I am driving from Arizona to Indiana and back next month. In the past, some friends have used the MotionX app for the iPhone and it has worked pretty well for them, but I have a Motorola Droid 4 and don't see any Android compatibility with MotionX. Does anyone know of any other apps that I could use to live-stream my location, and have my friends follow it online and see where I am?

Google Latitude does exactly what you want.
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Re: Live streaming of my location while I am on the road?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 02:38:07 PM »

As per the other thread, I am driving from Arizona to Indiana and back next month. In the past, some friends have used the MotionX app for the iPhone and it has worked pretty well for them, but I have a Motorola Droid 4 and don't see any Android compatibility with MotionX. Does anyone know of any other apps that I could use to live-stream my location, and have my friends follow it online and see where I am?

Google Latitude does exactly what you want.
Not surpisingly, the Android app is free, the iPhone app is paid - and the Google app is rated more highly. Just remember to turn it off when you DON'T want everyone to know where you are! :nod:
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Re: Live streaming of my location while I am on the road?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 06:17:14 PM »

I've seen a few people use the app Glympse: http://www.glympse.com/. It lets you blast your location out in real-time. I've never tried it myself, but I've watched a few people on cross-country trips using the web interface, and it seems pretty cool.
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Re: Live streaming of my location while I am on the road?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 11:57:40 PM »

I'm not sure that MotionX does this. Looks like it might record GPS tracks for uploading later, like EveryTrail does, but I don't know that it would stream your location as you travel. That's something I'd like to find for some of my travels.
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