There is no built-in functionality for this. The only thing that's built-in that I can think of is the "locate my phone" feature that lets you log into www.live.com and track the location of your phone (useful if you lose it or it gets stolen). However, if you want to share your location with your friends, you will have to use an app and external service for ...
On Windows Phone 8 this is a feature of the shared chat in a Room. So you could invite all your friends (which should also have a Windows Phone 8, or this will not work) and send your location in the shared Room chat window.
There's a free app called Locate Me (there are two other apps with the same name) which I have found useful to quickly email my location to another person. You can also use it to post to social networking sites.
Some things just plain aren't possible to do from an app, but it would be possible to do things based on location over time (I seem to remember one of the developer samples when 7.5 came out was a location aware task app, along with alerts, etc.) Windows Phon 8.0 further enhanced what is permitted with regards to using location information from a background ...
This is currently not possible on Windows Phone due to the API restrictions that apps have to comply with.
In case you're the developer you can install the app on the Windows Phone Emulator and set your gps Location there.
There are several reasons for this - legal, business or political.
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You should not take ...
This may be due to the "Find My Phone" settings. If you go to Settings > Find My Phone, check to see if you have the "Save my phone's location periodically..." setting checked. The service will periodically check your phones location and send it to Microsoft.
I think the "Location" settings are only for apps and the "Find My Phone" settings may bypass that (...
You can share your location via HERE maps. To do so, make a route to a location very close to you (1-2m off). Then at the bottom of the route description, tap the share-icon . You can send your location via Email, SMS or Third-Party apps. Your friends will get a link to a map via the HERE website.
Windows Phone uses cellular triangulation, Wifi and GPS in the "Location Service" (Probalby in this order).
Because this you have only one place you can disable your location and it is in the "Location" section of the settings.
You, as an user, can't know witch method Windows Phone is using but some apps can guest you are using GPS. It is because "altitude"...
I've played around with the GPS module on the phone. As a developer, using triangulation is an option, but it is not mandatory to go through that first. The test app I built goes straight to getting the GPS location from the GeoCoordinateWatcher, and allows me to change advanced GPS settings.
But the interesting thing I found was that, as a developer, when I ...
On your phone in
Settings > System > find my phone
The second setting is "Save my phone's location periodically." I believe that's going to work off GPS, which needs a decent line of sight to the satellite in the sky. So it's probably not going to work properly if haven't been outdoors since you turned on that setting.
My phone is currently in a desk ...
If you're on 8.1, it's possible that Cortana is periodically looking at your location in case of "remind me when I fall into the grand canyon to pack a parachute"-type reminders. I'd hope it would be smart enough to not bother if you have no reminders in-notebook though.
Okay I've done some research and have come up with this:
Use BikeMap.net to draw the route and save a GPX
Upload the gpx file to OneDrive
Use GPX Viewer to download and view the route
I haven't tried it in the wild yet, so I'm not sure how good it will be for tracking the route. Still, seems promising!
There is no way on WP to guarantee that an app is always running. And there's no way in WP to launch a program on startup. Therefore, is there no reliable way to do what you're doing. Certain apps can track your location if you start them up and make certain that they're always running (manually), but the app can be shut down at any time by the operating ...
Track My Life is an app that has features I believe you are asking for. It periodically takes your location and present this on a map with other statistics about how long you are at each location and how often.
I'm not aware of an app that will track your every step for replaying, but something you might find helpful is the Base app included in Jack of Tools Pro. It allows you to log a location and then it can later point you in the direction (as the crow flies) you need to go to get back to it. It won't tell you exactly which streets you need to turn on along your ...
Windows phone allows background processes to run in the background, and be aware of positional information. Prior to Windows Phone 8, these are limited to a cached location that the operating system updates every 15 minutes or so. These same background processes could react to this locational information and react in a similar way.
With Windows Phone 8, ...
Looks like it only works when you get directions. So in the bottom you can see the directions and the map will rotate.
You can see in below picture the map was turned.
You can see the same location with Bing Maps here;
I took the SIM card out, turned WiFi off and went outside. Using Nokia drive with offline maps it was able to use GPS to find my location. But, it took around 5 minutes to lock onto a satellite. So having a data or cellular connection allows the phone to connect to an Assisted GPS server to get the satellite co-ordinates—this co-ordinate information makes a ...