‘Where are you?’ is arguably the most asked question since mobile phones arrived. More than often, friends and folk ping you to ask where you were and how long would it take for you to come over. ReachMe tries to help you in this specific scenario.
MapMyIndia is India’s leading mapping and navigation company, and have several location-based apps for Windows Phone. MapMyIndia ReachMe allows one-tap location sharing with your trusted contacts with a link or a unique PIN. The app has been available in the Store since a couple of weeks, and is region-locked to India.
When you fire the app, you can see your current location on a map with an address. You can share the PIN or a link to your location via SMS, Email, WhatsApp, Twitter, Skype or Facebook.
When your friends open the link or enter the PIN in the app, they will see their current location along with an optimal route to reach you. Alternatively, your friends can use the 'follow me' feature on to see your real-time movement on a map as you drive to them. Interestingly, the person who you share the link with can track or follow you in the browser, and not need the ReachMe app compulsively. Very neat!
ReachMe is a quick and useful app to solve a specific problem. Download the app for free from the Windows Phone Store. I think it’s quite useful, and have the app pinned on my Start screen.