Android picks up PocketFinder from Location Based Technologies

Location Based Technologies is bringing its PocketFinder GPS monitoring and tracking service to the Android platform.

Location Based Technologies, a service provider of locator devices and services that help users track and monitor others, announced today that it's bringing its PocketFinder service to Google's Android platform.

According to the Location Based Technologies, the application aims to give parents and loved ones some peace of mind by knowing where they are at all times. The software will deliver real-time updates that will provide location information, speed of travel, and travel history to users through the use of the Web, their cell phone, or a landline. The Android-based application will eventually integrate with upcoming PocketFinder GPS and monitoring devices once they become available.

"T-Mobile G1 smartphone users now have the ability to stay connected and benefit from every PocketFinder feature including real-time location, zone and speed alerts, instant messaging, and travel history, for one low service fee," Dave Morse, CEO of Location Based Technologies explained. "In addition, our new Android-based application will eventually support other smartphones and smartphone platforms as we intensify our developments efforts to make this enhancement available to their customers and expand our coverage of the global marketplace."

The Android-based PocketFinder application is available now for a 15-day free trial. Once that period expires, users will be forced to pay $4.95 per month. It can be downloaded on the PocketFinder Web site or on the Android Market.

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