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Old 03-11-2011, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for an app which will send me the LOCATION ( suitable for google maps ) upon receiving an SMS from authorized contact ?
is there such a thing ? which will work WITHOUT GPS ( as the pearl the app is going on does not have gps )
currently i use google latitude but that requires a blackberry data plan
i am looking for a sms type app

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I have never heard of such a thing, but I was just wondering how exactly the device or application would be able to report the location without having a GPS receiver in (or attached to) the device?
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Indeed MM. Without GPS, location reporting would be practically unusable.
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Blackberry OS support location information gathered from the wireless network since September 2010.
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But location by cell tower triangulation is not very accurate at all.
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right, accuracy varies in ranges from a radius of about 30m to 1.5km.
Still, its better then nothing, if you try to locate a lost phone, or, want to locate someone.
If a phone is lost & stolen, no GPS or whatever method will help, because, the first thing a medium intelligent guy will do is to pull the battery + sim.

But, If the phone is just lost, even an inaccurate location is helpful because most people will remember their life for the last few days.
Also, GPS will not work in closed buildings. GPS is nice if you are in a car, bike, or outdoors, but I think, most smartphones are used and lost inside.

relying solely on GPS for location information for several years was a wrong decision by RIM.

Btw. there is an application called Cell seeker, which will do what the OP asked for. Dont know, if it sends a link ready fror google maps, but as long as you get the latitude and longitude, you can type that in to google maps.

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try LittleBrother @ emacberry.com
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Hi,
Thanks for the information. I think that location based services do need a GPS connection else it won't be possible to locate your phone. However there are a few applications available on the internet which do so but I am not sure if they are that accurate.
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Hey all
I am looking for an app which will send me the LOCATION ( suitable for google maps ) upon receiving an SMS from authorized contact ?
is there such a thing ? which will work WITHOUT GPS ( as the pearl the app is going on does not have gps )
currently i use google latitude but that requires a blackberry data plan
i am looking for a sms type app

thanx all
You can also try a bluetooth gps device such as the GRays2

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