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.
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.
The whole thing does not sync with Google Maps as it is supposed to. In fact, Google Maps does not even mention that this App is necessary to use it a similar way to Locations that has been arbitrarily dropped with no notification whatsoever. I used it to keep in visual touch with a vulnerable person - this has just been axed and the set up is much more complicated than it was, because it just doesn't all fit together as we are led to believe it will. It crashed my phone twice!
Not accurate. Bring back locations in Google+. This app is very difficult to navigate and does not show accurate location, it also drains the battery really fast. We never had this problem with Google+, I also had a great piece of mind knowing I could locate my son at anytime with Google+. It is pretty crappy how there was no notice on this change!
My husband and I don't like this at all, we used to use Google+ which was way better. This app is a joke, it does not link up to Google maps. If it's not broke why fix it?!?!?!? We want our Google+ location sharing back this sucks!!!!!
The idea is great but the execution should be more similar to the way Google+ locations worked. If one needed to check on someone they cared about they'd just check the locations tab within the app. This solution is much clumsier.
March 2017 - Many speed and stability improvements plus bug fixes. Support for Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean)