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iPad tracked whilst on TNT overnight delivery

tracking photo of iPad loaded onto lorry at the TNT depotWill Curtis is a hard working boy. He is to be found out and about around the country installing, fixing, advising, surveying and performing other general communications industry related engineering tasks.

Last night, somewhere in deepest Britain, he pitched up at  a specialist purveyor of overnight succour, a little home from home for the next three days. Blow me down, settling into a small lime juice in the bar, the lad realised that he had left his iPad at home.

Now Will uses some work applications on his iPad. The iPad also uses a secure Timico SIM to connect to our corporate network. He called Fiona in the office and arranged for it to be delivered overnight to his hotel.

When it was shipped the iPad had GPS enabled and Will was able to track its physical progress using his iPhone and the “Find my iPhone ” app. The photos show the progress this morning from the TNT depot to the hotel. V cool if you ask me.

Imagine the relief on Will’s face when he   turned up in the hotel reception to greet the courier and pick up his parcel.

In fact Will would have been able to time his breakfast (All Bran with fruit and semi-skimmed milk) knowing the exact location of the delivery van. On the screen of his phone he could watch the ipad “drive” into the car park and, I imagine, dab his lips with his (crisp white) napkin rising from the table only as the courier was getting out of the vehicle.

As the parcel was coming up the steps to the hotel front entrance Will nodded his thanks to the waitress and strode purposefully to reception.

Damned efficient. More pics below

pic 4 map view

pic 5 enroute

pic 6 arrival of iPad at hotel

Trefor Davies

By Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of, writer, poet,

4 replies on “iPad tracked whilst on TNT overnight delivery”

Very handy to keep an eye on the kids locations too – via the Find My Friemds app. I’ve converted us to an ‘iFamily’ and it’s already saved the day a couple of times with bicycle punctures and the like. BTW, the kids can track myself & the wife too – it’s only fair.

And for that added wow factor, install the Google Latitude app and watch your movements over the course of the day, week, month as a map movie – very hand for filling in your millage expenses… 🙂

I don’t have location switched on usually which is a combination of getting my brain around the privacy issue and also the concern that GPS uses a lot of battery. Whether the latter is still the case on the S3 I don’t know. As regards the former I’m a very quiet and private person you know 🙂

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