Where are your friends? Ask Google Latitude!
- Excellent privacy settings
- Perfect for mobile devices
- Nicely integrated with other Google services
- GPS is mandatory
Google Latitude can no longer be downloaded.
Google Latitude is the perfect companion for your smartphone or GPS-capable computer: a tool that lets you share your current location with your family and friends.
Using Google Latitude is really simple. Just navigate to Google Latitude on your browser, and after accepting Google’s request to share your location, you’re pretty much ready to go. For those of you worried about privacy, good news: Google Latitude features solid, extensive privacy settings that make sure you only share your location with those you trust.
Once located, Google Latitude shows your current location on a map – and that of your friends as well. You’ll need to request your friends permission before you can see them on your map though.
Obviously, Google Latitude is much more useful when used on a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet PC. It’s a great complement for Google Maps, and also a nice way to get in touch with friends around your area. On the downside, of course, this means that having a GPS chipset on your device is an essential requirement to be able to use this tool.
With Google Latitude you can share your location with family and friends in a really easy way.