Hauk

Self-hosted real-time location sharing
New in version 1.1.1
* You can now view your own location on the map (requires HTTPS)
* Users on the map can now be followed by clicking/tapping on them
* Users who haven't shared their location in a while are now marked as offline
* The map now warns you if your connection to the backend is lost
* There is now a more meaningful screen displayed when there is no GPS data yet on the map
* You can now select the unit of time (minutes, hours, days) when choosing a share duration
* Sessions can now be resumed if the app
Hauk lets you share your location in real-time with friends and family for a specified period of time. Meeting up with someone? Send them a Hauk link, and they can follow your location live on a map until you arrive to meet them.

This app requires that you have installed the Hauk backend on a server. Please see https://github.com/bilde2910/Hauk for backend installation instructions.

Required permissions:

* ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - for getting your location, so that it can be shared
* FOREGROUND_SERVICE - for keeping the share running when the app is minimized
* INTERNET - for communicating with your Hauk backend server

Hauk does not share your location data to anywhere except the Hauk backend server you specify within the app. A unique link will be generated for your location share when you start sharing; anyone with this link will be able to see your location in real-time for as long as you are sharing.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.1.1 (4) - Added on 2019-09-19

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    Download APK 0.9 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.1 (3) - Added on 2019-09-11

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    Download APK 0.9 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.0.1 (2) - Added on 2019-09-01

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    Download APK 0.9 MiB PGP Signature