IJet International released apps in December on Android and January on iOS that can track travelers using global positioning system capabilities. The app brings to the everyday smartphone a level of realtime tracking traditionally available only through expensive satellite-based devices. Typically only used in high-risk environments, the Critical Trac app still is not a "mass-market product." Nevertheless, officials said the app already has a "rapid uptake."
"If you're sending people to places like Afghanistan and Iraq, it's prudent to provide realtime tracking so we know where you are relative to all the potential threats happening . . .