'Find My Friends' Updated With Redesigned Location Alerts Page

Thursday March 28, 2013 11:29 AM PDT by Jordan Golson
Apple has updated its 'Find My Friends' location notification app. The small update makes it slightly more streamlined to search for and set location-based notifications.

The Next Web has more information about what has changed specifically:
The new interface for setting up those alerts has been tweaked to let you set the exact distance threshold from a location. This lets you fine-tune the sensitivity of an alert for, say, two different buildings on a campus. If you just wanted to know when someone is ‘home’, the older process with a ‘fixed’ zone was fine, but if you were looking to get notices when someone gets into a neighborhood, it was pretty much impossible.
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Left: Old UI, Right: New UI

Find My Friends is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 22 months ago
Am I the only one who LOVES the design of this app? The leather makes it feel premium, like I'm using an expensive quality product that can only be found on iOS. It contrasts strongly to the cheap looking Android apps.
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Still has that ridiculous leather and stitching. FAIL.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Apparently there was too much focus on the Podcast app and not enough on changing this hideous looking leather bound app... :o
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

That's why I don't use it. Why do you need to know where I am all the time?

Image (http://i.imgur.com/hYHPIQl.jpg)



I hate to pin this one on lack of life experience, but here we go:
1. When you and your wife/husband/fiance lives separately on the east/west coast due to work. It's nice to know if they have arrived at work or arrived at home safely without calling them all the time.

2. When you have worrying parents who have kids living or working for long period of time overseas.

3. When you have teenagers who is bad at telling you when they are home.

4. When you have active older parents who you want to keep track of, to make sure they are where they are suppose to be. Instead of calling them when you are at work you can simply turn the apps on and check on them.

Bottom line, don't fight things for the sake of fighting things. Everything has its disadvantage, as well as it's advantage.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

Yes, you are. It's garish, tacky, and the leather doesn't even have any thematic relation to the app's functionality.

And as a vegetarian, it mostly just disgusts me.

You're disgusted by fake leather within a digital environment? You must be a really fun person to interact with on parties.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

Yes, you are. It's garish, tacky, and the leather doesn't even have any thematic relation to the app's functionality.

And as a vegetarian, it mostly just disgusts me.


Fake leather on a digital non-corporeal piece of software disgusts you. Wow, how much does gasoline cost on your world?

What if it were just a yucky brown/tan gradient? Would that be better, really? Do people even use this thing at all (besides OAG of course)?
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

Am I the only one who LOVES the design of this app? The leather makes it feel premium, like I'm using an expensive quality product that can only be found on iOS. It contrasts strongly to the cheap looking Android apps.


You weren't the only one. There was a guy at Apple named Scott that liked the design as well.

Fairly certain he no longer works there.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

Yes, you are. It's garish, tacky, and the leather doesn't even have any thematic relation to the app's functionality.

And as a vegetarian, it mostly just disgusts me.


This is too rich. The ethical dilemmas of digital leather. : ponders :
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Jonathan Ive must've had a day off.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

I knows tons of people that have iPhones, but the only people I have on this app are my mother (because I took her phone and added it myself), my girlfriend (because she took my phone and added it herself), and an old friend (because he just got an iPhone and we wanted to test it out)

People think the whole app idea is just creepy, which is understandable. I think it's pretty useful though!


That's why I don't use it. Why do you need to know where I am all the time?

Rating: 3 Votes

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