Smart Phone GPS Tracking Apps
Mobile devices created by Samsung, Nokia, Google, and Apple have burst onto the consumer market and changed the way people interact with one another. Mobile devices are no longer only used for receiving/placing phone calls, and instead are now the primary method many people send emails, surf the web, draft notes, play games, and social network. One thing that all cellular phones have in common is an embedded GPS tracking system. This GPS can be used for a variety of purposes and is essential to the function of numerous mobile apps. Mobile apps that provide a wide variety of benefits to their users.
Yelp, MySpace, Google Maps, Twitter, Instagram, and almost every other popular mobile app access and utilizes Global Positioning System data from the user of the smartphone. This GPS data can be beneficial on a number of different levels. For example, through the use of GPS cell tracking smartphone users can use Yelp to check-in at local restaurants to get discounts, Facebook to share locational info, Instagram to geo-tag a camera phone image, and of course let’s not forget Google Maps for the most accurate navigation and routing data. None of these would be possible without the assistance of GPS technology.
GPS is critical to the function of many mobile apps, but another one of the benefits of satellite tracking technology is in emergency situations. Depending on the wireless carrier providing service, emergency personnel (911) can oftentimes locate where a person is within 3,300 meters by using cellular triangulation. Having this ability can be life-saving, especially when a person is in an emergency situation and is in an unfamiliar location. The real time GPS tracking data from the user’s cell phone results in quicker and more accurate response times and that can literally make the difference between life and death.
Almost everyone in the United States has used a smartphone and it is estimated that over 90% of Americans own a cell phone. These mobile communication devices are now critical in both the business and consumer world. However, it is the advancement of mobile technologies and GPS that is providing benefits to all smartphone users.
Matthew is a freelance writer who is passionate about technology, music, photography, and decentralized finance.