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Selective realtime location sharing
By Dave Winer on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM.

I went to dinner last night with a couple of old friends who live on the Upper West Side. As I left my apartment, I thought I might text them to say I was on my way. As I walked to the train station I thought about an app I wished existed. permalink

I'd like to connect my iPhone with the computer at my host's home, just for the next 1/2 hour, so they could watch my progress. That way if I was going to be ten minutes late they would know as soon as I knew. Obviously this is an opt-in thing on both ends. permalink

Similarly if I'm going to visit someone who's going to pick me up at a train station. I used to ask people who were visiting me in Berkeley to text me when they got to the MacArthur station on BART. That was approximately when I would have to leave to meet them at the North Berkeley station. This could be automated. permalink

Is it possible this app already exists? permalink

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