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· CB of the East
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Does anybody know of an app that will do tracking on demand on Android? I want something that can be installed on the phones that will not always be running GPS and draining the batter. If I (or my wife) is running late the other person can ping the other phone to wake it up and get a GPS position then go back to sleep after a set period of time. I can't be relied on to start a tracking app especially if I am running late.

Google Latitude use to do this but it's gotten progressively worse and I think it only gives cell tower based position unless the GPS happens to be running.
 

· Dirt, Sweat and Gears
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I think the closest you'll get is this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fsp.android.c

GPS still needs to be turned on for accuracy. It claims it works on cell triangulation too... but I've never tried it.

FWIW I leave my GPS enabled full time and experience no battery drain due to it being on, if no GPS enabled apps are being used. This particular app only uses GPS when someone is trying to ping your phone. I've not seen any measurable battery drain using this app than when I have the app disabled.
 
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