Location Finder for Windows Phone 8, finding and sharing your location

The Windows Phone 8 app Location Finder is an simple app to find, save and share your current location.

The app was recently updated to version 2.0 to bring a whole slew of Windows Phone 8 features including enhanced voice commands and fast app resume. We decided to a look at things and found Location Finder to be a handy Windows Phone 8 app to record everything from campsite locations to where you parked your car at the mall to sharing locations with friends/family.

The main pages for Location Finder includes your Home Page that has your core navigational functions, a Support Page to contact the developer and view a quick reference guide, and an About Page. Throughout the main pages you will find a voice command launch button and access to the help and settings pages from the three-dot menu.

The Home Page is where it all starts with tiles to view you current locations, a Geocode entry tile where you find locations by address, a reverse Geocode tile to find locations by longitude/latitude, a Saved Locations tile, and a Settings Tile.

Settings includes General Settings (turning on/off location services, etc.), Speech settings (on/off), and Live Tile settings (again, on/off).

The map view has options to toggle between road, aerial and hybrid views, rotation sliders to rotate and pivot the map view, and the customary "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in and out. At the top of the map the address for your location is displayed and just beneath the address is the longitude/latitude, altitude and accuracy readings.

Button controls line the bottom of the map view to refresh your map, save the location, access the help screen and return to the Home Page. Up under the three-dot menu you will find sharing options that includes emailing, texting, and posting your location to social networks.

Saved locations will have the option to generate directions to that location using your Windows Phone navigation apps (Nokia HERE, NAVIGON, etc.) as well as the ability to share them.

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There is a free trial version available for Location Finder and the full version is currently running $.99. You can find it all here (opens in new tab) at the Windows Phone Store.

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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Where's Daniel...? ;)
  • Haha!
  • He is in your home uploading all the pics he has to Instagram.
    Or maybe in the garden photographing the garden dwarf to upload as well...
  • Pretty useless.  You can already share your location via text or email with the built-in Maps app, and you can share your location on social sites via Foursquare or Facebook check-ins...
  • This is to save your own location in your phone so you can recall it later. Useful when you're not familiar with your surroundings
  • Yes, but you can do the same in Here Maps. Just save a POI with a name you remember.....
  • Here Maps is not available for non Nokia WP 7.8 device.
  • Of course....i forgot!
  • Still useless?  You can pin a location or save an address as a favorite in most map apps right...?
  • I think it's a pretty decent app. I agree with you on the sharing aspect. But I don't see an option to see geo coordinates on the HERE map. I like the capability to adjust the orientation and view angle/pitch on the map. The capability to pin navigational shortcuts is a nice feature. Just my opinion. :) I find it pretty useful for my needs.
  • Not useless if you want to send a Google Maps link to an Android or iPhone user, which opens the standard mapping apps on those phones. Built in maps can only send Bing links and street address.
  • I played around with it for sometime and I think it is pretty handy. I like the integration with Bing places.
  • Still waiting on that instagram thing.. Then what will they complain about?
  • Dan disappeared. I guess Instagram guys hid him after that teaser. Just tell the news already.
  • Lets track him down using Location Finder ;)
  • George, That yellow Lumia looks good. It looks like FF camera has dust issues.
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    Maybe you'll end up here on this site:  http://pleaserobme.com/
  • Check this :http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/store/app/track-my-address/c043181f-1ca9-4bdd-a910-9e61dd991b5f
  • Not bad with Bing map, but I prefer here map