The developers at ThinAir Wireless have created an iPhone app that tracks sex offenders in your local area. The Offender Locator App uses the iPhone's built-in GPS to pinpoint the user's location and provides a map that lists where the offenders are located. Tapping on one of the ‘pins' dropped on to the map pops up a photograph of the offender, as well as their address, date of birth, and list of convictions.

This app could come in handy if you're planning a trip alone, into an unfamiliar area. Users are able to search by typing in a street address to generate a list of convicted sex offenders in the local area.

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