What are the best alternatives to Find My Friends app for Android?

It can sometimes be difficult to plan for lunch with friends or track their location when meeting with them in a specific place. Find my Friends is a good app for this, but there are other good alternatives out there. Here is a list of friend-tracking-apps for your consideration.

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    #1Google+

    Google+

    Google+ lets you discover amazing things created by passionate people and explore your interests. You can also join communities of people around any topic, group things you love into collections or build a home stream, and more.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Ryan Peters
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "Google+ is awesome substitute for those who have an Android but love the Find My Friends App for iPhone! Not only can you find your own friends but you can also explore communities of people who like the same thing as you. Google+ also gives you the opportunity to group these individuals into something called "Circles" so they are easy to find."
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    #2GPS Phone Tracker

    GPS Phone Tracker

    GPS Phone Tracker is an application makes it easy to keep track of life's essentials. This can be used to find your friends, your phone and stay updated with your friends' location. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Elvira Barragán
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "At first I thought GPS phone tracker is literally for tracking your phone when it got lost. But my best friend told me to install it so we can get to see each other when we find that we're actually in almost the same area. That's when I found out that this is for finding your friends, which is much cooler than expected."
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    #3Glympse

    Glympse
    Glympse allows you to share your location every time using GPS tracking technology. This is ideal to let all your family members, friends and co-workers know where you are every time. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Humberto Rendón
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "The built in GPS features really came in handy recently during a camping trip we took to Yosemite. It works great when you take trips with your family and don't want anyone to get lost. I can't recommend the convenience and security of Glympse enough! It's great for meeting up in crowded places like Times Square or in a new place you've never been to before. Amazing app! "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Android got rejected many times? Before it became the world's most used mobile operating system, the software got rejected even by Samsung. According to its developer Engr. Andy Rubin, in 2005 their eight-man team flew to South Korea to pitch their operating system to the 20 high-ranking executives of Samsung. But instead of positive reception, they were met with dead silence and got laughed out of the boardroom after their presentation. Luckily for Rubin, things turned around pretty quickly. Who would have thought that the rejection was actually a blessing in disguise? Two weeks later, the team hit the jackpot when Google decided to buy the software for a whopping $50 million. In 2008, Google and Android released the HTC Dream, the first commercially released phone with an operating system. It was called the T-Mobile G1 in the United States and Era G1 in Poland. Few years after, smartphones became the norm. Samsung was then forced to join the bandwagon and bought the rights to use the Android operating system.

Although, Android has a large market share, we also can't deny the importance of the iOS platform. Apple is the frontrunner in the iOS development. In 2007, the iPhone was actually awarded the 'invention of the year.' It's also the company's primary money maker. Find My Friends is an application for iOS devices. It's used to locate friends and family that also have an Apple device using GPS. For those who wanted to use Find My Friends app for their Android friends, Google now lets you share your location no matter what device you're using. Trusted Contacts is an app available now for both Android and iOS users. But just like the Find My Friends app, you have to agree to share your location data with Google. 

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    #4Foursquare Swarm: Check In

    Foursquare Swarm: Check In

    With Foursquare Swarm, you can remember the places you go and celebrate your accomplishments with stickers and coins. Stay connected to your inner explorer and have more fun along the way.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Joseph Medina
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "I was looking for a good app that would allow my friends and I to share locations of dinners, meet-ups, and parties. I found a solution in the App Foursquare Swarm: Check In. Not only does the app allow me to track my own life, allowing me to take pictures of location and track them in a life log, it also allows me to share locations and information with firends. This is a great alternative to Find my friends, and it works for Android OS."
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    #5Find My Friends for Android

    Find My Friends for Android

    Find My Friends for Android is the premier friend locator app that helps you find your friends, locate your friends on a Map, let friends find you, chat with friends, and much more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amanda Carter
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "THE BEST alternative!!! I was checking out who my friends near me, and I got to see some pictures popping up from different locations close to mine. (these are the friends who are also using the find my friends for android application) It's cool to be able to share your location to them as well so they can find you as well!!"
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    #6GeoZilla GPS Locator

    GeoZilla GPS Locator

    GeoZilla GPS Locator allows you to easily locate a friend or a family in real time using the GPS tracker. It lets you know when a family leaves or arrives at a place, see where they have been during the day on the map, and much more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brenda Flores
    Written on April 17, 2017
    "I wanted an alternative to another app I have that helps you find friends. GeoZilla fit the bill perfect, with its Family GPS locator. I can see where my friends and fam are at, and that just what I wanted. It solved my issue perfectly."
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    #7Family Locator & GPS Tracker

    Family Locator & GPS Tracker

    The ZoeMob Family Locator is a very accurate cell phone tracker service to monitor your family with GPS tracking technology. A safe way to track the location of your kids using an exclusive and private family map feature.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bruce Bowman
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "This Family Locator app gives me so much peace of mind! When I do not know where my children are and begin to worry I can pull out this app and instantly find their locations. This is a lifesaver because now I don't have to call and bother them every few hours to make sure they are where they said they were!"
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    #8Family Locator - GPS Tracker

    Family Locator - GPS Tracker

    Family Locator is an easy way to stay connected with the people who matter most. With Life360, you can create your own groups called "Circles", view the real-time location of Circle Members, locate both Android phones and iPhone, and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bruce He
    Written on March 17, 2017
    "Family Locator is a free alternative to the "Find my Friends" app for Android that allows you to create groups of people with whom you can chat and track their location. It works particularly well for families who want to keep in touch and parents who want to keep track of where their children are going, especially because families can create private groups that are visible only to other members. The app can also be used to receive real-time alerts for when members are arriving or leaving destinations and to track the location of a phone if it's lost or stolen. After all, you are giving the app GPS access."
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    #9Familonet - Family Location Sharing

    Familonet - Family Location Sharing

    Familonet - Family Location Sharing is a free locator that lets you stay connected with your family and friends. It offers real-time location tracking on a map, automatic push notifications when a family member arrives at or leaves a place, and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alan Obrien
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "I've never really been fond of Find My Friends and find that it slows down my phone and cause weird errors. But I like the idea, and I found Familonet is a good option for the same task. It keeps track of where people are in real life. You can see where someone is on the road, and you can be notified if one of your friends is at the same mall, etc. It doesn't seem to use a lot of data or memory, and is easy to make chances about your preferences. I've been using this a month and this is definitely working out for me."

Summary

Best What are the best alternatives to Find My Friends app for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google+Apps 4 Free
2GPS Phone TrackerApps 4 Free
3GlympseApps 4 Free
4Foursquare Swarm: Check InApps 3 Free
5Find My Friends for AndroidApps 3 Free
6GeoZilla GPS LocatorApps 3 Free
7Family Locator & GPS TrackerApps 2 Free
8Family Locator - GPS TrackerApps 1 Free
9Familonet - Family Location SharingApps 1 Free
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