OMG!!! I Can Check In Using Latitude….Yeah We Aren’t Shocked Either

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You could see this coming a mile away, but it is news nonetheless.  Google has added check in functionality into Latitude through the Maps app on your Android powered device.  A quote from their blog:

We first introduced Google Latitude to help you stay in touch with your friends and family by making it easy to share where you are. For the 10 million people actively using Latitude each month, this “where” has been a location on a map. Starting today in Google Maps 5.1 for Android, you can also connect that location to a real place by checking in there usingLatitude.

Connecting your location with places
You can still use Latitude to automatically update and share your location, but check-ins let you add context to the location—like captions to a photo. For example, I live in San Francisco but often travel around the world. Until today, sharing my location let friends and family know if I was across the globe or in their neighborhood. Now, check-ins let them see the cool restaurant I’m trying in Taipei or join me for a latte at the cafe nearby.

So for all of you who are addicted to social check-in apps, Google has made it easier to do so within your regular flow of app use. Happy checking in!

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1 Comment

  1. comrade
    February 02, 14:20 Reply

    it’s great in theory, but keeping GPS and data on at all times drains my 1yr old N1 battery in just a few hours.

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