This Social-Mapping App Allows Users to See Where Their Friends Are

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 7, 2015
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'Forest' is a social-mapping app that allows users to see where their friends and family are in real-time. Although mobile devices keep consumers connected to one another, there are still limitations on knowing exactly where people are at a given time. This app provides a discrete way for users to find out where their friends and family are without having to send a message first.

The app features a simple interface that allows users to see who is at a given location. Users can set up different groups with friends and family to help keep each other in the loop. Unlike other location-sharing services, users do not need to check-in or share their exact location. The app will simply alert other users in the group to the arrival of their friends.

The discrete social-mapping app is largely intended for parents who want to check in on their children or co-workers who might want to keep tabs on who is left at the office.