I have been looking at possible parent applications with Android for cellphones and other mobile devices. And while at a wonderful party last week a friend was showing off that she had the ability to have her cellphone alerted, if her kids cellphone goes 100 feet from her home. Another really cool feature she showed me on her cellphone, is she could at anytime log onto her kids cellphone camera and see what her kids cellphone was seeing. I thought it would pretty neat to create a couple Android applications around the ideas of parents using it. Google”s new GPS feature is a a lot like this already but have it alert a user when another user goes outside of a specific area, I am not sure it does. The only thing similar to this in America that I have seen is Sprints Family Locator but you have to be a Sprint customer to use it so a universal one would be the goal.
Since streaming video has hit mobile phones and devices, companies are now offering real time surveillance of your home on your mobile device. Of course I do this on my web cam and computer with my Motorola. The abilities of having real time video at my home and office are endless but just one example of how I used it recently, is to check up on my baby sitter when she was with our kids. Being able to record is important because then you have something to show the police, should anything need to be shown. Of course the baby sitter did a wonderful job baby sitting but having that little extra bit of security while someone is with my child alone was priceless.
The Google Maps Mobile 2.0 Beta is coming out and one of the great new features in this 2.0 upgrade is that when you log onto Google maps with your mobile device that is GPS enabled you have the ability to click a button in the menu items and it will show you exactly where you are. As a parent I think this new feature could come in handy as well as people who get lost in BIG cities. Worth checking out if you have a mobile!