Find My Friend iPhone app: review (FAKE – not Apple’s Find My Friends)

Name:Find my Friend
Rating0 stars
PriceFree
WorksWorks in all countries.
TypeCell phone tracker
PlatformiPhone

The Bottom Line: This is not Apple’s Find My Friends, this app is a fake!

Location technologies:

GPS – Yes
Wi-fi access points – Yes
Cell-towers – Yes

Accuracy/reliability:

Not tested.

Availability/Versatility:

All you need is Facebook and internet.

Ease of use:

It’s pretty simple. However, it annoys me that the maps automatically shifts to “Compass mode” which makes the map swing around as you hold the phone. Then you have to click on the “plus” sign in the bottom right corner and choose to turn it off. After that the map is facing north as normal.

Design:

Simple and functional.

Privacy:

Not very happy with the privacy. The app asked me to give them my Facebook login information. No thanks.

Pricing:

Free.

Refunds/guarantees:

None listed, however they have no upgrades.

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