Google Latitude adds check-ins, Android users get perks

This is a discussion on Google Latitude adds check-ins, Android users get perks within the Android News forums, part of the Android.net category; Google Latitude gets check-ins, Google Maps 5.1 Google Latitude received a major update that saw it hop on the bandwagon mostly created by Foursquare. The ...

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Google Latitude adds check-ins, Android users get perks

  1. #1
    Administrator JimMariner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    SE Florida
    Posts
    111
    Thanked
    21 times

    Google Latitude adds check-ins, Android users get perks

    Google Latitude gets check-ins, Google Maps 5.1

    Google Latitude received a major update that saw it hop on the bandwagon mostly created by Foursquare. The feature now has check-ins to help locate friends and allows attaching photos with captions. While there's no points system, frequent check-ins give rewards in the form of becoming a regular, VIP or guru on a location's Google Places page.

    Android users will get specific perks from having Latitude run in the background. The app can send a notification when it believes the user is close to a check-in point and can even automatically check into certain locations when the phone detects it's nearby. Position awareness will also automatically check out to avoid the common problem of check-ins losing their relevance.

    Privacy is fine-grained and will let users opt into how much detail they share about check-ins.

    Android users have access to all the new features today with an update to Google Maps 5.1 in the Market. iPhone users can already see check-ins, but to make them will need an update to the iOS Latitude app (App Store). Google hasn't said how soon the iPhone would get its upgrade.

    Google Latitude gets check-ins, Google Maps 5.1

    Google Latitude received a major update that saw it hop on the bandwagon mostly created by Foursquare. The feature now has check-ins to help locate friends and allows attaching photos with captions. While there's no points system, frequent check-ins give rewards in the form of becoming a regular, VIP or guru on a location's Google Places page.

    Android users will get specific perks from having Latitude run in the background. The app can send a notification when it believes the user is close to a check-in point and can even automatically check into certain locations when the phone detects it's nearby. Position awareness will also automatically check out to avoid the common problem of check-ins losing their relevance.

    Privacy is fine-grained and will let users opt into how much detail they share about check-ins.

    Android users have access to all the new features today with an update to Google Maps 5.1 in the Market. iPhone users can already see check-ins, but to make them will need an update to the iOS Latitude app (App Store). Google hasn't said how soon the iPhone would get its upgrade.









    Electronista Staff
    updated 02:00 pm EST,
    Tue February 1, 2011

    Source
    Where Ever you Go! There You Are :cool:


  2. Android.net is the premier Android Forum. Registered users do not see these ads. .

  3. #2
    Android Addict alphawave7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    610
    Thanked
    62 times
    My wife uses Latitude to keep tabs on me...my electronic leash..you never know when I might wander off!
    Beauty is in the eyes of the beerholder

  4. #3
    Administrator JimMariner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    SE Florida
    Posts
    111
    Thanked
    21 times
    yeah, but you can always make it lie for ya too
    Where Ever you Go! There You Are :cool:


Remove Ads

http://www.scramblerducati.org/

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. New To Android?!? Check This Out!
    By Abe21599 in forum Introductions & Site Assistance
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 08-26-2011, 06:46 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-29-2011, 08:40 PM
  3. New To Android?!? Check This Out!
    By Abe21599 in forum Motorola Droid X
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-17-2011, 11:48 AM
  4. Android vs iPhone vs Blackerry Users
    By danDroid in forum Off-Topic Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-15-2011, 02:12 PM

Search tags for this page

android. latitude facebook check jn
,
connect google latitude to facebook
,
google latitude always on
,
how to link google latitude to facebook
,
how to link latitude to facebook
,
how to share google latitude facebook
,
latitude droid iphone
,
latitude link to facebook
,
link google latitude with facebook
,
link latitude checkins with facebook
,
link latitude facebook
,

link latitude to facebook

,
linking latitude with facebook
,
share latitude on facebook
,
update facebook from latitude
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.
Android Forum