Happy Halloween. This year tracking technology appears to have gone mainstream
“One application developer has created a “Trick or Tracker” app. It uses GPS and links the phones of parent and child. The $5 app also allows parents to create a “geofence,” according to TechNewsDaily. If a child wanders beyond the “fence,” parents get a text message alert.
Another comes from a developer that released “SecureaFone” just in time for the holiday. Makers say that parents can use it to know where their child is at any given moment, promising some nocturnal peace of mind.
Then there’s the maker of a hand-held device that is pitching, “While parents can’t dictate the types of treats given out, they can use trick-or-treating to ensure their children get their daily dose of physical activity.”
MOVband is a wrist-worn monitor that tracks all movement and converts it into mileage. The company suggests that parents snap one on a child’s wrist on the 31st to “inject some fitness into trick-or-treating.”
My children are still too young to need anything other than physical tracking. These gadgets are intended for the slightly older, go-it-alone crowd.”
Google, as usual has an interactive Doodle on its query page – more in video below