The Alohar Mobile survey finds 71% of smartphone users are open to location sharing apps; adoption driven by relationship milestones, safety and convenience.

Amazingly, 71% of smartphone users expressed their openness to mobile applications designed to share their whereabouts with loved ones.

“There’s always a privacy concern in the back of people’s minds,” said Sam Liang, Alohar’s CEO and founder. “But the survey results show that it’s more about trust in relationships. If [users] have trust, most people actually have no problem sharing their location.”

To read more about the Alohar Mobile survey and the @PlaceUsApp (found on twitter) & available for download on iTunes, click here to read the full story on Slate by author @LilyHayNewman!