I discovered a new app this week thanks to my caring sorority sisters of Chi Chapter Alpha Phi. But I can see how it may draw a few concerns, or maybe address others.

'Find My Friends' is an app that was released by Apple in 2011. It allows you (the user) to locate friends and family with the touch of a button. The screenshot above was where my brother was on Friday afternoon. Looks like he made a pit-stop near our house probably before he went to baseball practice.

In theory, this app seems like a good idea. You add whoever you want to find from your contacts and see where they are located at that moment. Maybe, for example, you haven't heard from a friend or family member in a few days...Well, this app allows you to find them if you're sharing where one another is located.

It's not such a good idea if you're using the app for other reasons.

MacRumors blogger ThomasMetz writes:

I got my wife a new 4s and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friends house in the east village.

I've had suspicions about her meeting this guy who live uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there.

I just texted her asking where she was and the dumb b!otch said she was on 10th Street!! Thank you Apple, thank you App Store, thank you all. These beautiful treasure trove of screen shots going to play well when I meet her a$$ at the lawyer's office in a few weeks.

thankfully, she's the rich one.


So you can add stalking to the list of possibilities for the app, too. Just kidding, but seriously this app can be super helpful and keep kids, relatives and your loved ones safe.

I've got my app turned on! Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.