The Google Latitude app appeared briefly and then disappeared last week. Now, the app is available in iTunes for download–worldwide (yes, including YOU, Canada!). Google Latitude for the iPhone debuted as a web app, but those days are gone.
With Google Latitude, see where your friends are right now. Latitude lets you stay in touch with your friends and family by making it easy to share where you are and see each other on a map.
With Latitude, you can:
* See your friends on a map â€“ find out whoâ€™s nearby and meet up.
* Share your location continuously with whomever you choose â€“ help friends and family stay in touch with you, even when you canâ€™t take out your phone.
* Control your privacy â€“ share only city-level location, hide your location, or turn off background updating at any time.
Latitude lets you share your location in the background, even when the app is closed or your device screen is locked. Background updating requires an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 with iOS 4 or above.
You can also enjoy Latitude from your computer at google.com/latitude to see where your friends are or turn on optional apps such as Google Location History for a personal history dashboard.
With this native Google Latitude app, you can now have background sharing of your location. This is handy if you want to let friends know where you are when meeting up, or if you want to keep tabs on your children!
Let me know what you think of this native Google Latitude app. It’s great that Canada is included with the initial release–thanks Google.