Find friends easily with Space-time app


Space-time helps you locate friends — without all the usual hassles.

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Aaron Iba)

There are any number of apps that can help you pinpoint a friend’s location, but they all have one thing in common: they require that friend to have the same app installed and running, and usually to sign up with YAS (Yet Another Service).

And don’t forget, it’s a two-way street: you have to run the app yourself, and leave it running all the time — a pretty big drain on the ol’ smartphone battery.

Enter Space-time, a clever cross-platform locator app that runs only when you need it to and requires no installation or setup from anyone else.

It works like this: you tap Request Someone’s Location, then choose a contact from your address book. The app creates a text message to that person, one that includes a brief explanation (“Where are you? Click here so I can see”) and a link. If you want, you can tweak the message before sending it.

When the recipient gets the text, all he or she has to do is tap that link and approve a one-time location-services request. Then the person’s location is delivered back to you within the Space-time app, where a tap brings it up on a map. It’s that simple.

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