Using a simplistic interface, the app finds your current location in seconds. It then determines your address (or the closest physical address to your position) and displays it for you to see. Then, the magic happens. You are now able to share your location privately with whoever you choose using a variety of mediums. Currently, you can share using Text Messaging, Twitter or Email. Once you choose which is best for the situation (not to confused with “The Situation”), a custom link is generated and sent off using the chosen method. This link can be viewed on any computer or web enabled smartphone. The recipient will get an info pane containing the name of the person who sent it and how long ago it was sent, a scalable map and turn-by-turn directions to where the sender is.
“I wanted to develop something that was useful, not just another ‘hey look where I am’ check-in app” says Cortez. “I wanted to put an end to the horrible directions we give and receive on a daily basis. Nobody wants to write down ‘make your 6th left after the fire hydrant and look for the purple mini van.’ Even a GPS still requires you type in an address and some won’t even allow you to do it while driving. It’s 2011 and people deserve something easier.”
Ten-Twenty is currently available in the iTunes App Store. An Android version is close to completion and a Blackberry version is slated to be released by Q3 of 2011.
App Store Link: http://itunes.apple.com/