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old account Frank Eory
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re: Personal tracking to be the next billion dollar GPS market
old account Frank Eory   3/13/2012 9:02:34 PM
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Life360's Family Tracker app is free for iOS and Android, and most of the basic services and features are also free. I'm not seeing the big revenue stream here.

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Sanjib.A   3/13/2012 6:08:24 PM
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I feel that, by 2017 more advanced applications following Life360 loaded on the more advanced smart phones are going to replace the seperate personal tracking devices.

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DrQuine   3/11/2012 10:11:34 PM
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GPS has come a long way. Today I was walking in the woods with my iPhone looking for the intersection of three state boundaries on Google maps. When I thought I was close, I looked up and the small concrete marker was within 10 feet of me. Once they are affordable, one great addition to small embedded GPS systems would be a "talk back capability". When you get close to your missing object, if you could remotely trigger a request for it to beep or blink, it would be easy to find. Time for a new protocol?



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