How to Choose the Best Cell Phone Locator App for Your Particular Smartphone

Written by Felipe on September 14th, 2010

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If you are reading this article on my cell phone locator website, you probably want to know what the best cell phone locator application is. This is a bit of a tricky question but I’ll do my best to shed some light on the matter for you today.

There are several popular free phone tracker applications on the market for you to select from. Some of the more popular of these cell phone tracker apps are MobiWee, Glympse, Find My iPhone, iLocalis, and the Sprint Family Locator.

There are a few factors that come into play when trying to decide what the best cell tracker application actually is. Let me preface what I’m about to say in this article by saying that not all cell phone tracking applications are created equally.

What do I mean by that, you might ask? Well, what I mean is that some apps are just higher in quality as well as the number of features that you’ll have access to if you decide to use them.

First, Pick An App That Will Work With Your Particular Phone

It’s important to remember that not all mobile tracking programs will work with all cell phones. So, if there’s only one application that will work with your cell phone, I guess that’s the best program for you. Fortunately for most of you, there will be several tracking applications that you can choose from when it comes time to make your decision.

Many of these applications work with multiple types of phones but some of them are platform specific. For example, some of them will only work on iPhones and others will only work on Android powered phones. There are a few cell phone tracker applications that will work with multiple types of smartphones. Some of them such as will work with any Windows Mobile powered cell phones, Google Android powered cell phones, BlackBerry’s, Symbian S60, some Sony Ericcson phones, and iPhones.

Is Cost A Factor For You?

The next factor that comes into play when choosing the best GPS tracker program is whether you have your mind set on a free application or you don’t mind paying a little bit. If you want to go the free route, you might try searching on my homepage or even on the Google Play website. There’s another free app called Find My iPhone that will work for tracking iPhones, iPod Touches, and even iPads.

It’s free to use these services but you must subscribe to a data plan with your cell phone service provider. I guess the cost to use the service would depend on how much you have to pay for data usage. It might not be a bad idea to subscribe to an unlimited data plan if you plan these apps very often.

Are you starting to see a pattern developing here? If you’re not, let me point it out to you. The best mobile locator app for me is likely to be quite different for you. It really boils down to what your specific needs are.

Do You Want An App That Has Social Networking Features Built Into It?

While cell phone tracking software was initially developed for the simple purpose of tracking down a stolen or misplaced cell phone, these types of programs have branched out into many different areas. I believe it was Google who first found a way to implement social networking features into this technology but they’ve closed the doors on their cell phone tracking service. If you’re a social butterfly, the best cell phone tracker software may be one that is integrated with the social networking scene like foursquare.

With So Many Choices, How Is One To Pick The Best?

If you would have asked me this question a year ago, I would have been able to tell you my favorite app and recommend maybe one or two apps to choose between. The problem that I have doing this now is that in the last year, dozens of useful tracking apps have flooded the market. Instead of these apps being “do all” apps, they tend to focus on doing one or two things well. While this is good in one sense, it can make the job of picking the best cell phone locator a bit difficult.

Let me just leave you with this thought. I personally have several of these types of applications installed on my smartphone and I suggest that you do the same. Try them out and over time, I’m sure that a couple will emerge that seem to meet your needs the best. Then you can uninstall the others and just use those that you find to be the most useful for your particular lifestyle.

If you haven’t tried any of these programs yet or you’re just now hearing about this technology, I really recommend that you give it a try. You can read about all of the programs that are available on my website if you have the time. I’ve tried to simplify the task of choosing a tracking application for you by listing all of the apps that I have reviewed in one easy to access location. If you would like to be taken to that list, simply click this link: List of Cell Phone Tracking Apps and then scroll down the page.

On this page you’ll find links to articles that will educate you on the specific features for each of these apps as well as detailed instructions about configuring them and getting them setup for your particular cell phones.

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