We’re always hearing about the dangers for youngsters of using internet-connected devices, but there can be huge security benefits in letting your kid have a smartphone. Take Fameelee.
Fameelee is an app that lets you track the whereabouts of your friends and loved ones. If your son ventures too close to Makeout Point on a weeknight, or your daughter takes an ill-advised trip to the abandoned mine in search of mobster treasure, Fameelee will tip you off.
Fameelee and fortune
You might think there’s nothing special about an app that tracks a user’s whereabouts when most modern handsets contain ‘find my phone’ functionality by default, but Fameelee is far more sophisticated than any tracking app we’ve encountered before.
For one thing, it lets you create groups of trusted people to track, such as family members, friends, or colleagues. Once you’re in a group, you can send messages and chat, basically making you a member of a spy network.
True, you’ll probably use this facility to coordinate surprise parties and restaurant visits rather than espionage, but you’ll have the powers of a spy nonetheless.
You’ll also be able to create restricted zones, so that if a member of your group ventures outside a particular area you’ll get a notification. And you’ll get another notification when they enter the zone again.
Best of all, the GPS tracker gives you real-time data, meaning you can get a notification if somebody in your group exceeds a certain speed limit. When you have your loved ones in a Fameelee group, you can keep them safe.