Find My Friends

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Description of App: 

Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and family using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Just install this free app and sign in with the Apple ID you use with iCloud. Adding a friend is easy — just choose from your contacts or provide an email address to send an invitation. When your friend accepts your invitation using the Find My Friends app on their device, you can start following their location. Your friends can request to follow your location the same way.

If you prefer, you can use temporary sharing to share locations with a group of friends for a specific period of time, such as an evening or a long weekend. If at any time you don’t want to be followed, you can hide your location with a single switch.

Find My Friends also lets you set up location-based alerts that can notify you automatically when a friend arrives at the airport, a child leaves school, or a family member arrives home safely. You can notify friends about your current location or changes to your location at any time.

Find My Friends works even when the app is in the background (a passcode lock on your device is required) and has been optimized to avoid draining your battery.
FEATURES


• Easily locate friends and family
• Temporary sharing option
• Location-based notifications
• Simple privacy controls
• Parental restrictions 
• Free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch



Supported languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

REQUIREMENTS:


Find My Friends Version 3.0 requires iOS 7 or later and iCloud. You can create a free iCloud account on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

3.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

This is mostly accessible. With the expception of the unlabel buttons that can be found on the Login screen. All the rest of the app appears to be just fine. To some they may feel the interface is not as accessible that one would want. In my case. If one would to double tap on the person name. On the screen by touching. You will find that the Contact, Notify Me and the More is towards the top. However, those that use the VoiceOver solely by flicking left and right. Won't find this until you have reached the very bottom and what would seem is located at the bottom. So the interface is accessible but the interface could have been easier.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

Some users are expressing privacy concerns with this app, but, like anything else, the important consideration is that the app be used responsibly. I would advise not using this one like other social networking apps. Don't add all your casual friends. Remember, your "friends" on Find My Friends will know your exact location, so choose wisely. It is clear Apple regards the locations of your friends as valuable as Find My Friends frequently prompts for the password of your Apple ID.