Why does the app always need to track my location?
Like you, we hate apps knowing where we are at all times. It’s creepy and not cool. Unfortunately, Apple’s terms and conditions require all iBeacon services, like Babee on Board, to request ‘always on’ location, even when you’re not using the app.
There’s no way around this at present. However, Babee on Board only uses location data to monitor when a pregnant person is nearby and presses the button in the Request Seat app. We don’t keep a log of where you go, and nothing is stored on our servers or on your phone.
If it helps, the team at 10x looked at our phones recently and realised there are several apps that we don’t mind giving ‘always on’ location. These include weather, maps, FourSquare, Uber and the Apple Photos app. Hopefully we’ve convinced you Babee on Board is another app worth granting location access.
Does it work without wifi / signal?
Both apps use bluetooth so don’t need an internet connection or signal and will therefore work underground. Just ensure you have bluetooth switched on. The good news is today’s Bluetooth doesn’t drain the battery like it used to. Plus as more people use wearables and Bluetooth headphones (iPhone 7!) it means more people will have Bluetooth on by default.
I’ve got both apps on my phone and it’s not working?
On rare occasions some people who have both apps(i.e. Request Seat and Offer Seat) on the same phone have found it difficult to receive notifications. This is because the phone is trying to send and receive iBeacons at the same time. We recommend only having one app on your phone at one time.