Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Google Latitude Not Available for iPhone - Yet
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.
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.
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)