GPS Technology April 23, 2013 Enhancing Your Family Circle

Here's a new app for on-the-go families. It's a great way to not only keep track of everyone, but keep in touch. It's called "Life 360" and has a host of features that bring your family circle closer even when it's scattered all over town.

From the website:

"Part location, part communication, all awesome. Life360 keeps millions of families connected, no matter what chaos life throws their way."

Features include:

Family Map: Locate your family members with top-notch GPS technology. Your family members can see each other on maps, but no one else can. You can also get neighborhood snapshots to see hospitals, police and fire stations, as well as recent crimes and other threats.

Family Chat: Use FamilyChannel(TM) to send short and sweet messages throughout the day. It's private; only other family members can participate in group chats. Best of all? It's free. Cut out costly text messages.

Family Alerts: Check-in and let everyone know you're OK (and update your location!). Get help via panic text, email, and phone call. Setup automatic triggers to let you know when people arrive home or at school.

We've used this service and have had first-hand experience with the app. It's an impressive tool! You might send your clients a "just thinking of you" note to introduce them to the app. It's a nice way to show you care.