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Free LittleBrother App Now Shares Location Using BBM Profile


Matthias let us know that he has updated his free LittleBrother app turning it into “Big Brother.” The location app is now BBM connected which allows you to post your location/celltower/wlan or sector in your BBM status field for all to see. That makes it easy for you to leave it on for friends and family to see where you are without eating your battery. The full change log includes:

  • LittleBrother is now BBM™-connected (You need to install LittleBrother via AppWorld™in order to make use of the BBM™-connected) features).
    • Post our current CELLTOWER base location to your BBM™-Profile (via LittleBrother Recent Activities)
    • Post our current WLAN base location to your BBM™-Profile
    • Post Sector IN or OUT Notifications at your BBM™-Profile.

      You can customize the message that will be posted in your BBM™-Profile via the Sector definition settings. When you include the String ‘@@@’ in your customized message then LittleBrother will include human readable location information (WGS84) in your profile update.

    • If your BBM™ Contacts have also LittleBrother installed, then they can click on any of your LittleBrother BBM™-Profile messages to open the LittleBrother Map Popup Dialog showing the location.
    • Post foursquare Sector Checkin’s at your BBM™-Profile
    • Send Sector definitions to your BBM™-Contacts
    • Define BBM-BlackList Sectors:

      When you enable the location updates in your BBM™-Profile you can define additional so called BBM™-BlackList Sectors that will suppress the BBM profile update when you are currently in such a BBM™-BlackList Sector.

  • Export & Import of Sector definitions (*.lbs files) – By default Sector definitions will be saved in your BlackBerry Home directory in a folder called ‘LittleBrother’ – To import a Sector definition (lbs file) simply open it directly from the eMail attachment or double click on it in FileScout (or FileScoutLite – or any other FileManager)

You can download the updated LittleBrother at:

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  1. Been using LittleBrother since it came out. Great app!

  2. I can see how this app could be very usefully used by parents wondering where their BBM connected children are.

    As to the children knowing where their BBM connected parents are at ALL times …… mmmmm …. the jury’s out on that one, lol!!!

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