Get The Party Started: FlareGun Sends a Google Maps Location By Text

via Gizmodo

So you’re hanging out at your local whatever, and you want to let your friends know exactly where you are so you can all hook up for good times and bad craziness… But calling them and giving directions (across from the Starbucks, just past the old porn shop off Central Avenue, etc.) is such a hassle. Sure, you can already use Google Maps on your iPhone to send out the info, but that’s via an email or MMS. Too much work, right? With FlareGun, (available in the iTunes App Store for $0.99) the whole laborous process of detailing your whereabouts is turned into a simple text with your exact location as a link that can be viewed by anyone you have stored as a contact or have a phone number for.

There. “Dude, I just sent you a Flare…” Now get back to paying attention to that amazing him/her/whatever until the reinforcements arrive.

About Michael Farver

Ex-print media publisher & art/design guru turned passionate social activist; semi-pro chef, writer, photographer, artist, trained handler of championship Dobermans and licensed firearms expert. I split up the hours of my day serving as a spokesperson and advocate for U.S. childhood hunger solutions, as a Dad, as a Husband, and when things get too intense, I travel the country following the latest reincarnation of the Black Crowes. I'm the Immediate Past President of the Board of Florida Impact, the state’s senior legislative public policy advocacy organization, serve on the board of directors of the South Florida Hunger Coalition and Women in Distress of Broward County, am a Trustee and Director of the Farver Foundation, direct a grassroots child hunger nonprofit in South Florida and also lead XS Media Ventures, a multi-media event, promotion, business incubator, new business startup and redevelopment consulting company. I'm into everything from modern art, tiki and pop surrealism to wine collecting to vintage guitars to all things touching, and touched by, technology. For starters.
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