Great idea. But it is not trustable. It fails MANY times. I usually do not get the other person's location, even when she sees the notification and allows the sharing. Or the answer comes more than 5 minutes later. And the last time the other person used the phone is not displayed correctly. I know she used the phone 5 minutes ago, but the app tells me her last activity was 2 hours ago.
Set wife and myself up as trusted on each other's phones. Maps won't show locations. Have to link Gmail accounts to email client to get notification requests for location. Waste of time. G+ locations was 100 times better. Hope wife doesn't get in a wreck on deserted highway in winter.
First impressions good. I like that the person whose location is being requested has option to decline request. Good balance between safety and privacy. However, in an emergency situation, Motorola Alert is better.
Doesn't work properly. Symmetrical adds don't work, adding some one back doesn't work properly (button does nothing) and sometimes you end up with stacks of the same contact in the interface all with different add states. Really, really bad QA
This app has lots of problems. Firstly the location updates are not real time. There is always a refresh gap of 3-4 minutes between the real location and the location being displayed in the app. This refresh interval can not be changed. Even if I refresh the screen manually, the new location does not update in real time. Secondly, the map display area is very small. Why not show a bigger map?
I love this idea. Gonna pitch this idea to my parents. I have a request though, Google, please add widget support for automatically and instantly with one button press, sharing of your location with a set person that is chosen the first time you press it to get it ready for use. Also it would be great to have a "Oh crap" kind of version where you can add a widget that automatically will do an Alert to all your trusted contacts.
March 2017 - Many speed and stability improvements plus bug fixes. Support for Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean)