Find My Family, Friends, Phone

Version: 19.0.1 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: US
Category: Caring for Elderly, Social Support Networks
Released: 10/08/2010
Updated: 16/07/2019
Version: 19.0.1
Size: 241mb
Developer: Life360
Reviewed On: 26/07/2019
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 77%.

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Privacy
22.4/30
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Clinical Assurance
30.2/40
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User Experience
24.3/30
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Developer description
Life360 is the world's leading realtime, location-sharing app, and is the best way to coordinate with family and friends. Get automatic notifications when your family comes and goes from home, work and school, and when they complete drives. As seen on FOX, NBC, CBS, and more! Use Life360’s Family & Friend Locator to: * View the realtime location of friends or family members on a private map * Receive realtime alerts when friends or family arrive or leave home, work, and school * Share photos and text messages with our secure, private chat * See past location history for your Circle * See information after each drive to improve driving safety * Protect your family while they’re driving with our Crash Detection service * Track a lost or stolen phone “I have two new drivers. I feel more at ease when I can see info about their trips…Being able to not only know where my children are but also that they're driving safely is something I can't be thankful enough for.” - Miranda Carter Use GPS to find Friends and Family Life360’s Family & Friend Locator uses state-of-the-art GPS location data to report the realtime whereabouts of your friends and family. Simply install the Family & Friend Locator on everyone’s phone. Once registered, each member appears as a unique icon on the map so you’ll always know where your family members are. No need to send text messages asking “When will you be home?” The Life360 Family & Friend Locator tells you! Create geofence zones around your home, work, school, or anywhere you visit regularly. Whenever someone in your Circle arrives or leaves those locations, you’ll get a notification. Follow Your Family’s Driving Behavior With our latest features, you can see when your family is driving. Did your son just pass his driving test, and has taken to the road with the family car? Our premium driving features will let you see when your kids are speeding, driving irresponsibly, or texting while driving. Help them become better drivers and compare their driving to your own. Protect the whole family with our premium Crash Detection service. Using the accelerometer on your phone, Life360 can automatically detect if a car crash has occurred while someone was driving. Our software has been tested in BMW’s crash test facility, and we analyzed data from numerous real life car crashes. When we detect an crash, our trained emergency response agents can call the person involved in the crash within minutes and check if they’re ok. If they need assistance, we can automatically dispatch emergency services directly to their location. We can also contact the driver's Circle and family immediately after the crash, to give you ultimate peace of mind while your family is on the road. Life360 has the following subscriptions: Life360 Plus - $2.99/mo, 24.99/yr Life360 Driver Protect (US) - 7.99/mo, 69.99/yr Life360 Driver Protect (Non-US) - $4.99/mo, $49.99/yr With Plus, you receive 30 days of history, unlimited place alerts, and local crime alerts (US only). With Driver Protect, you get all the features of Plus, as well as driving analysis, 24/7 driver care support (US only), and crash detection (US only). All Driver Protect and Plus subscriptions have a free 7 day trial. After the trial ends, the subscription will auto-renew on a monthly or yearly basis. You will receive your first charge 7 days after starting your trial. You can turn off the auto-renew for this subscription at any time by going to your iTunes Account Settings. If you do not want to be billed during your trial, you must turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before it expires. https://www.life360.com/privacy_policy/ https://www.life360.com/terms_of_use/ Disclaimer: Continued usage of location services while the app is in the background can excessively drain battery. But not to worry, we’ve spent 8 years developing our location technology and our algorithms always keep battery usage to a minimum, even while you drive!
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features

General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Carer Support
The App provides features that help those caring for others
Social Support Networks
The App has its own or provides access to social networks relevant to its area of focus
Alerts And Notifications
The App provides alerts and notifications relevant to its area of focus
Data Sharing
The App allows users to share information in the App with others or other Apps/Systems
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Data Collection

The data collected about users is/ isn't capable of identifying that it relates to them.

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable but not Sensitive) – The type of information this App collects is not sensitive but is still classed as identifiable data, relating to the user, and so could pose a risk in terms of user privacy and confidentiality. It is still therefore important that the publisher is clear what they do or don’t do with this information.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share user data in any way with other people without the user's consent.

The App does allow users to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This Review Area looks at how an App has been designed to support the overall user experience. This includes its availability on both primary platforms, how customisable the App is, how well it caters for end users with different capabilities and needs – such as visual or other impairments – how content is managed, how well supported the App is and what it costs. This area also looks at overall User Review scores from both platforms.

Testing

It wasn'tclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App does appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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