Everybody cares for his/her family. Whether they’re your parents, your wife or your children, you want them to be safe and happy all the time and whenever you’re unaware of their whereabouts, you get worried. The reason is quite obvious and understood. If your son hasn’t arrived from his college yet and isn’t picking up the phone, you’d certainly call up one of his friends for any explanation. Or suppose your parents have to visit your relatives but you have to go for work. So when you leave for office; you’re leaving them all physically but mentally you’re still there. But you can’t work with a disturbed mind and therefore it’d be much better if you could trace them all from your office itself, all at the same time. It’ll save you a lot of time, resolve your worries and help you work more efficiently. So you need Family Orbit!


Family Orbit is an iOS app that has been developed by AppObit. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 7.0 or any later version of the OS.

First of all, I’d say that Family Orbit is a family-safety oriented app. It cares for your family members just like you do. That’s why it follows them everywhere they go and keeps you updated with their location anytime of the day. So if you want to check whether your wife has gone for shopping today, simply check her location on the in-app map and you’d know it. Moreover, to make sure that you don’t have to check on each family member again and again, you can simply list some locations on the map such as your home, office, school, etc and whenever someone enters or leaves that particular spot, you’d automatically be notified. So you don’t have to ask your wife every time now whether she’s picked the children from school or not.


The next role this app plays is that of a mini-social network for your family. It gives you a platform where you and your family members can check in, share photos, contacts, talk to each other privately or in group and also send emergency alerts. So whether you stay out all the day, you always know what’s happening in the lives of others.


There’s another role that Family Orbit plays and that’s of a guardian. You can keep an eye on your children, monitor their accounts, check what pictures they’re sharing, track their last 7 days location history, check if they’re over speeding, etc. So no matter how far you are, they’re always under your scanner.

Overall, I’d say that Family Orbit is a very well-thought and intuitively designed app that does what it says. The app is aesthetically appealing and works for both young and older generations. The app is available for free in the App Store but to access all the features, you need to subscribe to their monthly plan of $4.99. So when can you be expected on-board?

Pros: intuitively designed; mini-social network for family; share photos and contacts; send emergency alerts; locate family members; notifications; supervise children activity; free.

Cons: none.

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