Google Introduces Latitude app for iPhone

The folks at Google Mobile Blog have just announced their latest offering for iPhone users. Google Latitude app for iPhone allows your to quickly find the where-abouts of your friends and update Latitude with your latest location.

The app also keeps your location updated in the background even after you quit the app. This may be a new app on the iPhone, but users of Symbian, Android and Blackberry have been using Latitude on their devices for quite a while now.

The iPhone version of Google Latitude allows you to:

  • See where your friends are
  • Share your location continuously with whomever you choose
  • Contact friends by phone, text message, or email
  • Control your location and privacy

The application’s settings menu allows you to choose privacy options for your location. You can allow the app to automatically detect your location and show it to your friends. You can also manually set a location to fool your friends into thinking you’re at work or school when you’re no, or you can hide your location totally. It’s all up to you!

In case you missed out the itunes store link at the top of the article, here it is again – Google Latitude app for iPhone. You can read more about this application from the Google Mobile Blog.

Here’s a video which shows Google Latitude for iPhone in action:

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Vinu Thomas

Vinu is a Technical Architect working on Web technologies and a mobile enthusiast, who likes trying out new gadgets and apps. You can follow him on Twitter @vinuthomas

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