With location sharing apps, I’ve found that simpler is usually better. I’ve checked out too many that have you try and find your locations, be it a restaurant, museum, or bar, from a database, then send the Google map link in a text. More often than not, my location by name wasn’t in the app.
Designed by unicoder, easyFinder does not attempt to put a name to your spot. When you open the app, you’ve got a white keypad. Tap “Position” on the bottom left to generate a text message with a link to your spot in Google maps. Enter a number or choose one from Contacts, tap send and your done.
Before texting, tap the “i” button at the top to enter your Settings, including your name and phone number. You can also enter the text for your message here.
The other function of easyFinder is pretty interesting. By tapping “Request” on the bottom right of the keypad, you generate a different text (with a different message you can also adjust in Settings). Enter a number or choose a Contact, tap send, and the recipient (who must have easyFinder in order for this feature to work) receives a text with your message and a link that brings them into easyFinder with your number automatically entered. All they need to do is tap “Position” and text you back with a link to where they are on Google maps.
This can be useful for friends, and terrifying for teenagers whose parents make them use it as proof of their exact location. This app definitely serves it’s purpose; I’m usually wary of first versions, but I experienced no troubles. If you’re looking for a quick way to text your pinpoint, check this one out.
easyShare [iTunes link] requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.