Our Latest Update

Thank you for downloading and using In Range Contacts.  We are continuously making changes to improve your experience within the app and want to make you aware of a few important updates:

  • No other app protects your location privacy while also receiving unique push notifications when friends or contacts are nearby.
  • If your 1st year free subscription has expired and you chose not to renew for $3 (USD) per year, any customized contact notifications for ranges under 30 miles/50 km have been re-set to the free range of 30 -100 miles (50 -160 km).
  • If you had a free subscription that expired, you were logged out of the app automatically in order to return it to the free range settings for each of your contacts.  Please open your app and log back in to reactivate push notifications for your contacts.
  • You must be connected through the app with contacts you wish to be notified about when they are nearby.  This is easy to accomplish using the “Invite” feature next to your contact’s name in the app.

We have continued to lead the way in recognizing the importance of user location privacy.  We only check your location periodically to allow our notification process to work according to what you specify with each of your contacts.  Unlike almost every other location-based app and service, we do not store anyone’s movement history, which also means we do not sell such information, and it is impossible for anyone to use this app to know exactly where you are, or vice versa, at any given time.

We hope you will continue to utilize our app to seize opportunities to connect with friends, colleagues, and loved ones as so many around the world are doing today.


Be a Part of the Start of a Location Privacy Revolution!

How many times have you traveled somewhere only to learn later that a friend or colleague was not far away? And those are just the situations you happen to find out about, but it has probably happened much more often than you ever knew.

Stand for Your Location Privacy!

In Range Contacts is designed to help let you know when these situations do exist. BETTER YET, you don’t have to give away your exact whereabouts to find out when a friend is nearby.  Furthermore, we DO NOT SELL LOCATION DATA about your personal movements unlike what many location apps and wireless services do!  We only store one location data point at any point in time in order to run our app.  We do not track or store any movement data and history.  We are 100% about everyone’s location privacy!!

A Revolutionary Location App Created by a Non-Techie

After spending many years as a “road warrior” – sitting in airports, attending conferences and going to trade shows, watching sporting events, and visiting cities all over the place, I decided to create In Range Contacts.

Download the Apple or Android version for FREE today!!

Android Release + Enhancements

The Android version of In Range Contacts is now free for download on Google Play!

Intro Scresens

Enhancements with this release and for the iPhone include:

  • Streamlined steps to Invite your Contacts to connect.
  • Enabled texting with your connected contacts straight from the app.
  • Updated pre-scripted invite with easier linkages for those not already using the app.
  • Added User Feature screenshots with more user-friendly icons and screen references.

Let ‘In Range Contacts’ Work for You

One way to get value from my new private proximity alert app called ‘In Range Contacts’ (IRC) for the iPhone/iPad.   Android version coming July 2017.

IRC imports limited contact info from your phone when it opens.

SCROLL THRU YOUR CONTACTS IN THE APP, tap the circle for a contact you wish to be alerted about when/if they might ever be within your range.

TAP ‘INVITE’.  If they are already using IRC, you will be notified of this & continue.  If they are not already using IRC, a pre-scripted text msg will appear to send (or customize).

1 invite can be sent at a time.  We will enhance for multiple invites in a future update.

REPEAT these steps as you scroll thru your contact list.

As you receive notices INVITEES HAVE ACCEPTED:

  • Go to your INVITED/ACCEPTED CONTACTS screen (or tap “See Connections” from ‘Invite Contacts’ screen).
  • TAP ON THE NAME of a connected contact in the list.
  • CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS for that person:
    1. If you want to change statuses of “Send Location Alerts” & “Receive Location Alerts”.
    2. By MOVING DISTANCE SLIDE BAR ENDPOINTS to a desired range within which you’d like to receive notifications.
    3. Tap “Save” and go to next contact.

Your settings for each person are only known to you.  Your contacts save their own setting preferences about you.

A Private Proximity Alert App for People on the Move

“IN RANGE CONTACTS” is FREE to download on the Apple App Store (www inrangecontacts.com).  Android version will be released in July 2017.

Ever attended a trade show or conference, been in an airport, at a stadium or major sporting event, or visiting a city and wondered if someone you know (and might like to see) is nearby?

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT from other apps like FB’s Nearby Friends, Find Friends, etc.?   In Range Contacts (IRC) keeps your location PRIVATE!   NO sharing of precise locations of either person… NO MAPS w/ pins…NO real-time location tracking.  Seriously, who wants their movements tracked??

EASY TO USE tool for people ON THE MOVE who want DISCRETION and PRIVACY while seizing opportunities to strengthen their personal network relationships. You receive private proximity alerts when your contacts are within the range(s) you specify, and they allow you to be notified.  Any action from there is your decision.

OTHER ADVANTAGES of IRC:  1) uniquely designed and WON’T DRAIN YOUR BATTERY,  2) lets you customize distance settings for alerts,  3) you can turn the “send” & the “receive” notifications on or off either globally or with a specific contact, and  4) one tap LOCATION ON/OFF switch.


Additional Info about In Range Contacts (IRC):

  1. In order to function the app imports limited contact info from your phone when it opens.
  2. Check a circle & tap “Invite” for a contact you want to connect with. A pre-scripted text message (also customizable) will open to send.   Once your invite is accepted, use the distance slide bars & directional permissions to customize notification rules with that contact.
  3. The app default distance w/ contacts is 30-45 miles for receiving alerts. You can customize ranges btwn 0 and 100 miles (160 kms). You can use a global setting or customize for each person.
  4. There is a $2.99 per year in-app purchase to enable the functionality of setting distances below 30 miles (50 kms).

Set lower & tighter distances for alerts, espec when you’re in places like stadiums, airports, trade shows or conferences, or in a different city.

PLEASE return to the App Store, locate the app, and tap on “Review” to rate it.