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On-Demand Update by SMS-command
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BB Curve Nik


Join Date: 2015-01-31
Posts: 4
Posted: 2017-02-22 05:17:43 PM

Is it possible to make an "On-Demand Update by SMS-command"... and make this working "invisible", so the user can not notice the Followmee-now-question.
This could be usefull to locate Android-phones who can not connect to internet or have lost wifi-connection... OR "asker" not having internet-connection.
Could be triggered by the "asker" sending a pre-configured SMS-message.
The "receiver-phone" locates its most recent position the best way possible, and sends back an SMS to the "asker" with the GPS-coordinates.

In this case, a worried parent can be waiting or driving arround (not having internet on the way)... sending an SMS for "On-Demand Update" to childs cellphone... and receive an answer-SMS with the latest position.
That way, the position can be entered in a car-GPS to drive to that location.

On-Demand Update by SMS could trigger the same location-update as sent by your webpage, but the answer should be sent back by SMS to the askers-phone.
Most likely is to hide this whole event.


Best of the Best

Join Date: 2010-01-27
Posts: 1453
Posted: 2017-02-22 10:03:25 PM

Thank you for the input. We will evaluate it.


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Join Date: 2014-04-09
Posts: 506
Posted: 2017-02-22 10:12:13 PM

I really like this idea if it is not intrusive or overbearing or adds much overhead to the app. I believe in the KISS principle.


Join Date: 2017-03-13
Posts: 1
Posted: 2017-03-15 10:17:39 PM

Add another vote for this feature. Currently testing with Lemfo Lem5 smartwatch (Cell phone watch running Android 5.0). with 10 min update interval I had 35% battery after 9 hours. This was with wifi and bluetooth off.
While I know I need the GPS on for geofence, it is probably my biggest battery drain.
I will be checking another forum to see if I could check for wifi or bluetooth to verify a "home" status with lower battery drain.
My application is a wandering senior.


Join Date: 2016-08-15
Posts: 1
Posted: 2017-03-23 04:49:27 AM

I, also, would like this feature.