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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Google Latitude Not Available for iPhone - Yet

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CBS news reports that the new friend-trackin software: Google Latitude, won't work on the iPhone, but an app is being developed. Latitude uses GPS and triangulation to locate friends and family who are also signed on to the tracker.

Steve Lee, product manager for Google Latitude, told CBS 

What Google Latitude does is allow you to share that location with friends and family members, and likewise be able to see friends and family members' locations.For example, a girlfriend could use it to see if her boyfriend has arrived at a restaurant and, if not, how far away he is.google latitude map

 Latitude's accuracy was scrutinized by a family that was fortunate enough to test the software. They discovered that accuracy decreased in suburban areas with lower signals. I couldn't help but laugh when the daughter complained that Latitude showed her dad in the middle of the Hudson River, because I encountered the same problem with the Over Here app on my iPhone.

By Matt O'Hern at 11:25 AM | Comments (4)

(4) Thoughts on Google Latitude Not Available for iPhone - Yet

Are you sure your friend wasn't on a U.S. Airways flight?

Comments by Chad Larson : Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 08:03 PM

If anyone want to test it here is my address:

http://www.guanche.org/fotos/share/guanche_latitude.jpg

regards

guanche

Comments by guanche : Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 07:09 AM

For example, a girlfriend could use it to see if her boyfriend has arrived at a restaurant and, if not, how far away he is.


Yeah, or whether he's at her sister's or not haha.

Comments by Lawrence Dudley : Monday, March 09, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Hey guys! Do you know that there is a new app on appstore now that does the same thing as Google latitude. It's called iFindFriends, really cool. Now I can check where my buddies are :)

Comments by Donals : Monday, April 06, 2009 at 04:07 PM

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