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Apps to keep track of everyone

| Updated Jul 6, 2018

One of the challenges about RVing and camping is keeping track of everyone, be it on a hike, at the campground or at an RV rally or gathering.

Turns out there area number of apps that can help make that a heck of a lot easier. Most of the apps are aimed at parents and kids or families and friends. But they can be very easily adapted for RV use.

Below is an NBC-TV PC Mike segment I did on these apps.

The app called Life360 , for example, sets up small circles of friends to automatically share information such as location and arrival. You can create custom circles, too, like if a group is going on a hike or exploring and wants to keep track of each other for a short time. The app allows for chatting and sending private messages to other users. It’s free for Android and iOS.

The Zenly app is a real-time location sharing app designed to help friends keep track of each other and connect in person. Whether at the a park, campground, concert, carnival, or beach, the app lets others know where you are. It is also free for iOS and Android.

And the app MamaBear Family Safety is designed for parents to monitor their kids’ location. But since it it allows users to get updates and messages, it can easily be oriented towards RVing. For example, you could use it to check in with family back home and keep them updated as to your location without having to text or call or check in. The app even has a panic button that can be activated if needed. For parents, the app has a social media monitor that allows Mom and Dad to see what the kids are doing on social media It even can be set to show their teen’s driving habits, so they know whether they are speeding. But RVers could use those features so friends and family back home could follow their social media posts and see whether they are on the road or camped somewhere. It’s free for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2018-07-06

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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