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Google Latitude check-in deals now available across the US

Recently, Google has been busy beefing up Latitude to make it more competitive with other location apps -- and more fun to use. Location history was added recently, iOS users can post check-ins via Latitude, and now Google has begun rolling out location-based deals which are tied to the service. If you're in the U.S., you can now score local savings at participating merchants by checking in ...

Google Latitude for iOS adds check-in, Places goes multilingual

Android users have been able to post Latitude check-ins via the Google Maps app for some time. Now, Google has brought the same functionality to its Latitude app for iOS. Being able to check-in at specific locations gives the app a much more social feel, and it's nice to be able to do more than track your friends' positions on a map. Google has also delivered a massive internationalization upda...

Google Maps for Android updated, Latitude and Hotpot now cozier than ever

Google Maps for Android got a small but worthwhile update today, which seems to be part of an effort to socialize Latitude while tying it in closer to Hotpot. Hotpot, which most people just call "Places" at this point since it's never referenced by name in the app itself, now allows users to post their reviews of establishments to Twitter. It's also now meshed in with Latitude much more tightl...

Google Latitude for iPhone finally lands in the App Store

Well that didn't take long -- Google's Latitude iPhone app has finally landed on the iOS platform after being stuck in App Store approval limbo for about a year and a half. It made a false start last week, but now at version 2.0.0.346 (yep, it's been in development for that long) seems like it's here to stay. The app itself requires iOS 4 or later, and looks like it's limited to the iPhone 3Gs or...

Google Latitude for Android now lets you track your friends' locations in real time

Google Maps for Android just got a big update, including the ability to read and add reviews of a place using Google's recently-launched Place pages, the ability to search for nearby and currently open businesses, and -- most interesting of all -- real-time tracking of your friends' locations in Google Latitude. Latitude is Google's location-tracking service, which up until now has let you quic...

Google Latitude now much easier to use on your computer

Rejoice, stalkers! You can now keep tabs on your friends whether you are on the move or in front of your desktop computer. If you want to update your location, you need to be connected via Wi-Fi so that Google can detect your location (it didn't work for me, but I suspect Americans will have more luck). Not only do you now have access to a Friends tab, but Apps are now much easier to find and ...

Google Maps for Android adds transit schedules and Latitude features

Google Maps on Android was already leaps and bounds ahead of the experience on other mobile devices, but Google just unleashed some new features that make it even better. The latest update adds train and bus schedules, support for adding Google Latitude contacts, and Google Place Pages integration. Android users can now grab transit schedules -- where they're available, anyway -- just by click...

Google Latitude + Google Location History = very cool and kinda scary

Google has just launched a new service -- Location History -- that keeps track of your movements. Before you get your panties and/or beard in a twist, you can delete your location history at any time. It's private, too: neither your friends or the public can see your location history. Now, with that out of the way, are you grinning like a fool at the prospect of how awesome such a tool is, ...

Apple's new patent: Latitude-like native app coming to the iPhone

It seems the Interwebs are all a-flutter at the news of a new Apple patent for 'location sharing'. Last year, Google Latitude was denied entry to the App Store. At the time, Google and Apple announced that this was to prevent 'confusion with Maps on the iPhone' -- it would now seem that Apple simply has another plan up its sleeve! Unlike Latitude, Apple's method of location sharing involves se...

Google Latitude looks great on the iPhone

Google Latitude is a great tool for sharing your location with your friends, and it works on a number of different mobile devices. Until recently, though, the iPhone was left out of the Latitude loop. Because of Apple's restrictions on iPhone apps running in the background, iPhone users didn't have access to Latitude's full set of features. Google and Apple have worked around that problem now, and...