NEW Google Maps v3.0 (Latitude): See where friends are in real time!
Google Latitude lets you see your friends on a map on Google Maps for mobile and iGoogle. Use Latitude to plan an impromptu meetup, see that a loved one got home safely, or just stay in touch with friends. www.google.com/latitude
Google Latitude is a feature of Google Maps for mobile on these phones:
Android-powered devices, such as the T-Mobile G1
iPhone and iPod touch devices (coming soon)
most color BlackBerry devices
most Windows Mobile 5.0+ devices
most Symbian S60 devices (Nokia smartphones)
many Java-enabled (J2ME) mobile phones, such as Sony Ericsson devices (coming soon)
This service is free from Google; carrier charges may apply.
Google has done it again. This app is scary and cool at the same time. If you don't turn it off, people can keep tabs on you and where you are. But its nice when it comes to hooking up with friends at a location. I love it.
This could be neat, but it is potentially kind of scary. Is there an option to turn it off completely in the new Maps app? Normally, when I want to see friends (or they want to see me), we'll actually plan to be somewhere that we know about.
honestly its about time that an app like this is made. somethig that takes full advantage of our gps. If youre uncomfortable about it you can just not share your location. Also you and a friend have to agree with location sharing, if im correct.
I applaud google for updating this app as often as they do, but WTF is up with GPS on the storm with google maps? I was hoping this update would address that issue.... Guess I keep waiting an using Garmin (which rocks btw). Don't get me wrong, I realize that this is as much, if not more Verizon's fault as it is googles...
You have to have a Google account to log into Latitudes. Once you've done that, you can add other friends with google accounts. And of course, you can sent your location if you want to. Or just go invisible.