It's an app.

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 2/25/13 8:27 AM

In Reply to: it is not an app by ejnarAgain

Without an app, there is no feature to use. Yes, there are more moving parts such as the web site and more but without the app's author to reveal if the locate is done with say a text message or some internet packet work your question will not find the answer you want.

I'm unsure why you want to debate app or OS issues. Even inside an OS, a feature is written as some API which as a programmer you can think of as an App.
Bob