Review of CagoMama App

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2015-07-06 13_03_14-CagoMama — Cago

With a growing population and heightened security concerns, it’s more important than ever before to know the location of your loved ones. While there are many location sharing apps available today, what we need is a trusted, secure, efficient, and non-intrusive mechanism to share location on an as-needed basis.

CagoMama location sharing app available today in India.

Cago brings to you CagoMama – now with support for India! CagoMama is an extremely simple to use location sharing app which helps you to share your current location with a “trusted” contact that you configure inside the app – often friends and family.

Outside of US and Canada where the app originated, India is the first destination as part of a global endeavor by Cago to bring a secure and efficient location sharing service to every country in the world.

Get it for Android from Google play here -

and for iPhone from the App store here -

Please read more about the app at our website

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Our Twitter handle is – @CagoInc

The “need” to share location. Why? When? How? 

Why do we need to share our location – are we engaged in some twisted game of hide and seek or are we living in  a world full of mazes an demons where we might lose ourselves any moment. I grew up in a time where we played in the fields till the cows came home, my parents would have been worried only if I was not at the dinner time. Those were the days of rotary phones and black and white television ….Did I tell you- I am not old?

I never considered myself an overprotective parent till one day, my daughter did not come back home at her usual time from school. Minutes went by and my anxiety starting forming a knot in my stomach. I called the school office to be told that all the buses left school at usual time, they did not have any more information. Timing was crucial, I did not want this situation to turn into a national amber alert. I finally got a hold of someone at the bus company who raised an alarm after hearing from me. Any attempt to contact the bus driver ended up in no response. Now I had more people worried. As I reached for my phone to call the police, I saw the bus pulling up – an hour late. No apologies or explanations. Later I was notified that the delay and non responsivenss was a result of some poor choices made by an unresponsible bus driver.

I am thankful that my child is safe. However, that one hour felt like a century and made me wish only if I could locate my daughter or the bus.

In an event when you cannot talk on the phone, but would still care to let your loved ones know where are you – location services come in handy. I am part of her ‘trusted list’ on her CagoMama app now, she lets me know her location in a timely manner.

I have to admit though – a lot of us are skeptical about ‘location services’ – is it same as ‘tracking services’ – I don’t want to be wearing an invisible chip under my skin so my owners can ‘track’ me. Location services allow you to locate someone only if they have allowed you to do so by adding you to their trusted list.

The times have obviously changed – thankfully there is technology to help us make more happy memories!

Support for India available on both Android and iPhone.

CagoMama is available for download on Google Play (for Android) and App Store (for iPhone). Both versions now work worldwide and have been specifically tested in US, Canada, India, and the Phillipines.

The Android version has a unique capability for your location to be queried by a contact in your trusted list – by giving a “missed call”. This capability is not currently available in the iPhone version.

In both Android and iPhone, you can choose one or more contacts and yourself send your location to them.

CagoMama sends your current location in a Text message (SMS). You have the option to append a short message (40 characters) to your location. The app has to be installed on an Android phone or iPhone, but the phone on the other end can be any make and model, even a non-smartphone. As long as it supports Text messaging, it will receive your location, in a Text message.

CagoMama has been tested in the past few months in various cities throughout India – both indoors and outdoors.

Great for families.

CagoMama provides an effective and secure mechanism for parents to keep in touch with their child’s location. If your child has an Android phone and they are not picking up the phone, you can find out where they are at by simply placing a “missed call”. Similarly, an elderly parent can send you their location with the click of a button if they have lost their way.

Cago values your privacy.

CagoMama does not store your personal information, including location. The app does not require registration before using. You can rest assured that your private information is not being sold to third-parties.

The focus is on a simple interface, location accuracy, and conserving battery power. The phone’s location is not tracked on a continual basis. It’s only obtained as you need it, when you need it, on-demand.

To provide the best user experience, CagoMama is free of advertisements and banners.

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