[UPDATE] Apple Releases “Find My Friends” iOS App, Download Now!
You can grab Find My friends via the Canadian App Store now. Below is the direct link:
Prepping up for the big iOS 5 launch later today, Apple has just pushed the “Find My Friends” app for iOS 5 devices which lets you locate your contacts on a map and share your own location with them.
As noted by noted by 9to5Mac, the app is not available directly on the App Store. Instead, you must log in to iCloud.com, which went live earlier today and hit the Install Find My Friends link.
Find My Friends allows you to easily location your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Install this free app on your iOS 5 device and sign in with the Apple ID you use with iCloud. Adding a friend is easy – just send a request to see their location. Once your friend accepts using the Find My Friends app, you will then be able to see that friend’s location on a map. You can also choose to share your location for a limited period of time with a group of friends. Use Find My Friends to keep track of your traveling companions when you’re on a vacation. Or to see if the kids are home from school. Or to find the friends you’re meeting for dinner.
Here are some screenshots: