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Revealed: Pics of Google Latitude for the iPhone

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When Google first revealed Latitude for mobile users, iPhone users were left out in the cold. I found this very odd at the time since many Google’ers love their iPhones. Well, it turns out that the delay for releasing Google Latitude for the iPhone was that Google was waiting for iPhone OS 3.0 to be released, as noted in the Google I/O keynote.

Google Latitude Will Not Be a Native App, But Run By Safari

We were first told that Latitude would be coming through an update to the Google Mobile iPhone app. Well, we now know that is no longer true. Google will be using Safari on the iPhone to run Latitude. Using HTML 5, as shown in the current iPhone-optimized Gmail interface.

But what’s the point of having Latitude run through Safari if the iPhone won’t have the ability to run background apps? I guess users will have to launch Latitude which will then update your location in real time. By not having a native app running in the background that will free up memory and save battery life.

Google Latitude will allow you to keep tabs on your friends, family, and other miscellaneous loved ones. I’ve seen the interface through the Latitude widget on my iGoogle page and it’s pretty neat to know where people are, in a big brother type of way. Bring on 3.0 already, Apple!

Here are some pics of Google Latitude for the iPhone:

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Anyone else out there looking forward to playing around with Google Latitude for the iPhone?

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  • Matt

    Personally I think keeping tabs on people is pretty creepy. I don’t really care were my friends and family are at all times, nor do they care where I am. The only use I can see for this is when I’m on vacation and need to keep track of where my friends are.

  • Matt

    Personally I think keeping tabs on people is pretty creepy. I don’t really care were my friends and family are at all times, nor do they care where I am. The only use I can see for this is when I’m on vacation and need to keep track of where my friends are.

  • I’m eagerly awaiting Google Latitude for the iPhone. I only wish I had an entire network of friends/family who used to it. I’ve already tried to convert my mother into Twitter – maybe she’ll join this too. And yes, it’s still creepy.

  • I’m eagerly awaiting Google Latitude for the iPhone. I only wish I had an entire network of friends/family who used to it. I’ve already tried to convert my mother into Twitter – maybe she’ll join this too. And yes, it’s still creepy.

  • Guest

    It is kinda creepy to keep tabs on everyone or everything lol but then it is a cool app :p

  • Dusty

    It is kinda creepy to keep tabs on everyone or everything lol but then it is a cool app :p

  • generalinq

    there should be bossprefs slider that enabled you to activate that, give location then stop it using bossprefs.

  • generalinq

    there should be bossprefs slider that enabled you to activate that, give location then stop it using bossprefs.

  • Inky

    Creep Factor = High
    Interesting = Definitely

  • Inky

    Creep Factor = High
    Interesting = Definitely

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