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GPS Tracking with iPhone Applications

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 7/11/2010

Looking for the best iPhone tracking app? Here we discuss four options that will give you bang for your buck. All four iPhone apps on our list are pricey, so choose carefully which app suits your needs.

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    GPS Tracking

    GPS Tracking Here's a simple to use and very reliable app for tracking the exact location of other GPS tracking users as well for them to track your location. GPS Tracking will populate your iPhone with a built-in Google Maps which will display the locations of your "opt-in" buddy list. But to have this feature, you must first request permission from your buddies. The app also supports Twitter and Facebook which means you can post your locations to your Facebook wall or tweet it. The app allows unlimited users and lets you send text messages to friends you have tracked. GPS Tracking is definitely a very useful app for tracking friends and your family members. (Price: $3.99) (Download link)

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    Day Tracker - GPS Mileage Tracking

    Day Tracker This iPhone tracking app lets you track mileage and trips using the GPS and location functions of your iPhone. What it does is to create mileage logs that you can use to either submit for reimbursements or for record purposes. When you get to a specific location, you can use the app to save it to the DayTracker website. You can even annotate the saved locations as the app saves the time and date when you arrived on a specific location. After a day's travel, you can log on to the DayTracker website and then view all your saved locations and print your record as needed. Other features of the Day Tracker iPhone app include - GPS signal strength meter, fun and easy to use, saves you time and money, save username and password, display all your stops and total mileage and of course GPS location-based tracking. (Price: $1.99) (Download link)

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    Flight Track - Live Flight Status Tracker by Mobiata

    FlightTrack FlightTrack could easily become the best flight tracking app for iPhone. It features a great-looking and beautiful interface with zoomable maps as well as an easy-to-read status view of real-time departure information, flight delays and gate numbers. It also covers international flights. What's great about this app is that you can track flights even when your iPhone is offline. The app also syncs with your iPhone's calendar so you can easily manage your flight schedules. And recently, the app was updated to support iOS 4.0. This means you can run the app in the background while using your iPhone. Some of the app's great features include - in-app SMS for sharing flight status, fast switching between FlightTrack and other apps, find alternate apps at a tap, see status of incoming flights and more. (Price: $4.99) (Download link)

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    TDF Tracker - Time, Expense and Mileage Tracking

    TDF Tracker Here's another easy to use and yet very powerful and feature-rich iPhone tracking app. TDF Tracker helps you keep track of time, expenses and mileage. The app is useful for consultants, lawyers, accountants, contractors and freelance designers or anyone who needs a flexible app to help them track those three mentioned items. What's good about this app is that it combines tracking of these three items into one iPhone tracking app. Saving you money when buying those individual iPhone tracking apps. Like we said, this app is feature-rich, and here's a quick rundown of these features - intuitive interface, quick time entry, flexible timing increments, basic time tracking, single or multiple running timers, support for both miles and kilometers, daily summary and other features. With those features and the fact that it lets you track three essential items, it's no wonder that the app is priced relatively high compared with the other three iPhone tracking apps on our list. But, it's definitely worth it. (Price: $9.99) (Download link)