Hauk

Self-hosted real-time location sharing
New in version 1.3
For full changelog, see https://github.com/bilde2910/Hauk/releases

* Added localizations for Basque, German, Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk
* Support for starting shares via Tasker (see wiki on GitHub for how-to) (#37)
* Fixed an issue that caused some devices to never get a location fix (#42)
* Fixed app not working at all on some devices (#45)
* App no longer crashes if you tap "Copy link" in the Hauk notification more than once
* Huawei and OnePlus users with stock ROM are now warned
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.

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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 1.3 (6) - Added on 2019-10-22

    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 only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. 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 1.5 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.2 (5) - Added on 2019-10-07

    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 only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. 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 1.4 MiB PGP Signature

  • 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 only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. 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