The iPhone application Latitude is now globally available in the App Store. With Latitude, you can easily pass your location to friends. So you can keep in touch when you go on holiday together and see if your spouse, children or friends after an appointment come home safely. Through the privacy settings you only share your location whenever you want and the people you have chosen. Latitude also works in the background, even if you’ve closed the application or if the iPhone is in sleep mode.
Last week Latitude equally in the Japanese App Store, but was almost immediately withdrawn. Now Google has officially launched the app, after a minor adjustment: the currently available version 184.108.40.2066 is the only innovation “Update. on wallpaper. ” indicating that updating your site as a background process apparently was not working quite right.
Important to know: does the app not the first generation iPhone and iPhone 3G . The iPod touch is supported only from the third generation. Actually, that makes sense, because only from the iPhone 3G is the use of background processes officially supported in IOS 4 and higher. You Latitude those older devices still use it, by your mobile browser to google.com / latitude to go, but then you’ll still have to open the browser to update your location.
Latitude has a different approach than location services like Four Square and Gowalla, where you need to check. This incheckdiensten sign only specific areas (like cafes) only at specific times so that people know where you are. With Latitude, you do not check, but the service gives you continuous current location on to a server, even if no bar, restaurant or other useful place.Tags: google, google latitude iphone, iphone, latitude application, latitude iphone