I recently installed the Moby app on my iPhone. Moby is a private location sharing service for you, and those you care about. It enables you to share your location with those you choose.
One of the things I love about Moby is that I have complete control of my privacy. My son is too young to yet use/need an iPhone, but when the time comes… we're ready. My husband especially loves Moby because three or four times a year, my son and I travel to visit my parents who live 4.5 hours away. So this will give him a little more peace of mind, knowing where we are during our drive there.
I found Moby very easy to use, and with just a couple of taps, I could check in with my location and a message to my husband. When he checked in that he was at the grocery store, I sent him a message and asked him to pick up a gallon of milk. It came in very handy, indeed.
Family or friends don't have an iPhone or use Moby? Not a problem. Moby allows you to share with them via email or text message. Moby is a free iPhone app, with Android coming soon, so you can start keeping in touch, almost immediately.If you are an Android user, you can pre-register.
Learn more about Moby here:
There's an issue with a drain on the iPhone battery, but they are working on it and an update is due August, 2011.
My only complaint is that there is no convenient way to stop the GPS, you have to kill it manually. But even with that, I highly reccommend the Moby app. It is the easiest and most private location sharing app I've found to date.
UPDATE: Moby has made an update and fixed the battery drain issue.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Moby and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. The views are mine and mine alone.