This latest release extends Moby’s cross-platform support. The application is available on iPhones, a wide range of BlackBerry devices, and now the Android platform. A multi-platform presence is critical for families, as teens, pre-teens, and parents typically carry different phones.
Moby shows each family member’s location in real-time on a map, so everyone can instantly know ‘where are you?’ and 'are you O.K.?". Users can check in privately from their location, as well as request any Moby friend to check in. All location data is shared privately within a closed network of family members and close friends; nothing is auto-broadcasted. And in case of an emergency, family members can instantly alert their chosen contacts for help.
“Constant phone calls and texts asking where you are can be tiresome, but chances are, most families need that information throughout the day, whether it’s a concern about safety or just trying to figure out dinner plans or who’s picking up the kids from swim practice,” explained Rob Goehring, co-founder of Moby.
“Moby is all about making these location and logistics questions as simple and stress-free as possible,” he added.
The smartphone app can run in the background and offers powerful location capabilities that combine GPS, cell tower, and Wi-Fi positioning. Moby is optimized to offer the best battery life possible while the app is both in use and in idle mode.
Moby is available for free from Android MarketTM, BlackBerry AppWorldTM, iPhone App StoreTM, and the Moby website www.mymoby.com/
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Moby is a location-sharing and alerting service for staying connected with the people who matter to you. Moby users can privately and easily share their location with trusted friends, family members or colleagues from their smartphone. Requesting help from trusted parties or our professional monitoring center requires only the touch of a button. Moby is available in the U.S. and Canada on the iPhone, Android, and a wide range of BlackBerry devices. Moby is brought to you by the team at Contigo Systems, Inc., leaders in GPS application development since 2002. For more information please visit www.mymoby.com.