LocaToWeb is an app that runs on your mobile phone and posts positions in real time to this web site.
Once the application is started and position data has been received the track will become available in the list of recent tracks. From here friends and familiy can follow your movements in real time on a map.
The phone needs to have a built in GPS. Make sure that the phone is set to allow the use of GPS satellites (positioning) and that the GPS is active. GPS signals are usually weak indoors.
Make sure to be outdoors when trying.
My phone has been stolen, can LocaToWeb find it?
No, LocaToWeb is not such a service. A GPS track needs to be started be the user of the phone.
However, if you have LocaToWeb already installed and the thief initatiates a track you might be lucky ;-)
I don't have an Android, iPhone or Windows Phone, how can I use this GPS tracking service?
The app is only available for the 3 platforms mentioned above.
What if I receive a phone call in the middle of a track?
If you receive a phone call during a track this will suspend the tracking temporarily. The tracking will continue when the call ends.
What happens if I run GPS tracking in an area with bad reception?
If the server cannot be reached during tracking the position data will be stored locally and submitted the next time the phone is back on-line.
What if my phone run out of battery in the middle of a GPS track?
There is not much we can do about that. The track will appear on the map with status "broken".
Is it possible to delete tracks used for testing?
Yes, register inside the app with your email address and a password. Then you can log in to this web site and edit/delete your tracks.