Apple makes Find My Friends app available ahead of iOS 5 release

Apple has just made its Find My Friends app available to download. Find My Friends allows users of iOS 5 devices to see each other’s location on a map.

Find My Friends allows you to easily locate your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Install this free app on your iOS 5 device and sign in with your Apple ID you use with iCloud. Adding a friend is easy – just send a request to see their location. Once your friend accepts using the Find My Friends app, you will then be able to see that friend’s location on a list or on a map.
  • Easily locate friends and family
  • Temporary sharing option
  • Simple privacy controls
  • Parental restrictions
  • Free for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

To use the app, you must be running iOS 5 and have an iCloud account. A fetish for stitched leather also helps!

[App Store link]

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Apple makes Find My Friends app available ahead of iOS 5 release

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BIG issue for those of us (most) who have apple id for purchases, and separate @me.com for email ect.
To use, you need to log in with your @me.com address. One logging in, it says you need to verify your email... Go to apple, go to verify email, and it has it listed, but won't let you verify, because the emails address is already in use with another account (your store purchase account).
I assumed I could just change the email on my store purchase account, but it won't let me.
I'm basically busted.

This could be bad for the married folk...haha...imagine your wife saying "If there's nothing to hide then give me permission to find you on this app".
Say YES and you're being tracked, say NO and she'll suspect! :P

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I don't know how often I'll use this, but the first thing I did was wake up and download it, it's pretty neat!

Find My Friends is a joke. I've talked to 3 linked friends and they all get the same results - "LOCATION NOT AVAILABLE". Thanks for nothing Apple.

Just one more disappointment in a long list of apps that only work if all the stars are lined up perfectly. "Location Not Available" is the only response I get unless the sought device is here under the same roof!

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