Discontinuing GPS Location Monitoring

As part of a strategic shift, and in preparation for some exciting new updates that are coming to the Accountable2You platform, we’ve made the decision to discontinue our location monitoring feature.

When will location monitoring be discontinued?

The location monitoring feature in the Accountable2You app will be discontinued on September 27, 2022.

While some of the buttons for location monitoring may remain visible in older versions of the app, the collection of location records will stop on September 27, 2022.

We encourage device users and accountability partners to discuss this change ahead of time and consider a different monitoring solution if necessary. (We’ve put together a list of alternatives below that might be helpful for you.)

Why is Accountable2You discontinuing location monitoring?

It’s always difficult to prune things that are “good” for the sake of the things that are “best”, but it’s often a vital part of pursuing the most important priorities.

As you’ve hopefully already seen, we’re advocates for building transparency and integrity in every area of your life. Staying accountable for where you go is certainly a part of that process, and we recognize the helpful role that location monitoring can play there.

That said, at Accountable2You,  our aim is to provide the best transparency possible in one specific area: what you do on your digital devices. We’re dedicated to making that focus our top priority. 

Location monitoring alternatives

If location monitoring is necessary for you and your family, there are a number of powerful location-sharing apps available at different price points that work well alongside Accountable2You.

Here are a few that we’re aware of:

  • Find My - only on iOS 
    • Live tracking
    • Location-based alerts
    • Easy communication via iMessage
    • Native iOS app
    • (Price: free)
  • Google Maps
    • Live tracking
    • Location-based alerts
    • (Price: free)
  • Life 360
    • Live tracking
    • Location-based alerts
    • (Price: free option with paid upgrades)

We’re here to help

If you have any questions about this change or about using Accountable2You, please do email us at support@accountable2you.com

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