How Does It Work?
Using GPS on the Sprint network, the app is able to discover where certain phones on an account are. This means that when you set up your account, you'll have to add the phones that you want to be able to locate, as well as making sure that those phones have their GPS enabled in order to be tracked.
The service is the only one from the big four cell providers in the US that doesn't require that you download any software, though you can download the app to your Android. Offering both an online and mobile web based application, parents can still track loved ones without needing the app.
One of the main features is the automated text message. When setting up your account, you can set up the abilty to be texted at certain times when people should be at certain places. Take the above example - if I'm supposed to be home at 4pm, but my parents get a text that I didn't arrive, they can easily locate me and see that I'm still at school, as well as sending a text to find out what's going on. Of course if there's no reply they'll need to phone the house to make sure that I didn't just leave my phone at school.
This is also a great way to keep track of loved ones when they go on a trip. If a spouse is supposed to be at LAX at 8pm, but they aren't there, you can give them a call to find out where they are. There's also the ability to see a history of where your child usually hangs out, so that you can have an idea of where they could be when they aren't where they should be.