Pathshare GPS Location Sharing

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About this app


Pathshare is a beautiful app that helps you share your path in realtime. It was designed to be simple to use and make realtime location sharing a safe experience. With Pathshare, you can easily setup a session with your friends and share your location for a defined period of time. You and only you are in control of for how long you want to be seen by other participants! And there is more: Pathshare will automatically stop sharing your location when the defined time expires. That’s safe and easy!

** Best New App on Android Police **
** Featured on CNN and many Tech Blogs **
** Received Quality Label Swiss Made Software **


Share your realtime location the next time you are
• on a night out with friends
• stuck in a traffic jam and late for dinner
• on your way home: no texting while driving!
• heading to a professional meeting and want to make your business partner aware of your arrival
• want to know your kids are safe at school
• shopping with the girls and lost them in the mall
• skiing or snowboarding in a group and want to join on the other slopes
• in an emergency situation and want to let help find the exact location


• It's fast, it's realtime
• It's safe
• It's exceptionally easy to use
• You control how long you're sharing and when Pathshare stops automatically
• Pathshare runs on your Android device, your iPhone and your web browser


• Tap on the round button to start sharing your location. It's as simple as that!
• To actually share your location, you need to enable your phone's location services and allow Pathshare to use them.
• Please allow Pathshare to read your address book so that you can share your location with your friends from within the app.
• Choose a time duration you want to share your location for. Pathshare will automatically stop sharing your location after this time expires.
• Send the invitation as a link via your favourite messaging app.
• Join a session by accepting the invitation you received from your friends. Simply tap on the link within the text message.
• Watch your friends move on the map in real time. See their speed. See their motion activity.
• Select a session participant from a session list to zoom to their location.
• Switch to satellite view.
• Zoom to all participants.
• Read notifications about nearby participants, session joins and leaves.


• Realtime location sharing: Let your friends see you moving on the map in realtime.
• Group sessions: Share your path with an entire group from your address book.
• Device independent: Run Pathshare on iOS or Android - or in a web browser on any phone or computer and watch your friends even if you don't have the app installed.
• Safety included with active duration control: No location sharing after you left the session or it has expired.
• Security enabled: All data is transmitted over SSL, which is the same protocol as your bank uses for its e-banking services.
• Simple usage: Easy to set up with no accounts required. Automatically runs in background.
• Notifications: You get notified when other participants join or leave a session, and when they are nearby.
• Global availability: Pathshare can be used at any location with GPS and data connection. People all over the globe use it since it is available in all app stores. The app already features English and German with many more languages to come.


• Location services: To let you share your location with your friends.
• Access network and internet: To connect to our servers.
• Storage access: To save user and current locations of participants on phone.
• Activity recognition: To show participants your motion activity type.
• Identity, notifications, vibrations, wake lock: To let you know about nearby participants via notifications.
Updated on
Sep 16, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

246 reviews
Tristan Sullivan
May 6, 2022
Pretty much what I was looking for, but would really like the ability to change update intervals to preserve battery life. I'm going on a week long bicycle trip without signal for a chunk of it and wanted to send my family a ping every hour or half hour with my progress but didn't want to constantly run a real time GPS tracker to preserve phone battery.
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A Google user
April 1, 2020
Great at what it does. I use it almost daily. 5 stars if we could add simple label waypoints and an easy way to share GPS coordinates to people that dont have the app, even if we have to pay for those features. Now is a good time to take over motion x customers *hint hint. I know of about 18,000 fellow employees that are looking for the next best gps app.
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freshbits GmbH
April 1, 2020
Hi Juan! Thank you for your feedback 👍 You can copy and send the session link to anyone you like and they can see your location in a web browser (even without the app installed). We would like to learn more about the waypoint feature! Please contact us at
Nathan Rae
July 8, 2020
This works fine but as I'm a gps artist I'd love the map to show the full track from the start of the tracking session. That way people could see what I'm drawing while I'm drawing it, not just my current location. I'd pay for that feature but I know it's not one that many people would want.
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What's new

+ Fix location background tracking issues

Hint: For Android 10+, please go to app settings > permissions > location and tap on “Allow all the time” if you want to use location tracking in the background.