This quick video will guide you through an intro to Google's handy location-sharing app. It will answer some of the most common questions and concerns while giving you an overview of just how easy it is to set up and use.
Track Your Friends with Google Latitude
Google latitude is a unique new cell phone tracking application that can be accesses from your desktop or mobile device. It allows you to plot the locations of your friends on a map and follow their progression from place to place. In order to use the service, you must have an Android phone, iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, Symbian S60, or Windows Mobile 5+ phone.
Once set up, you access features such as mapping the location of your friends and displaying your own location to others. You really can have quite a bit of fun with this app once you have it set up properly. It's great for meeting up with friends around town or getting together for a fun Friday night out. I was rather surprised the first time I used it at how often I cross paths with people I know!
For those who are concerned about privacy and security, there are plenty of features built in that allow you to control who can see your location at any given time and at what level of detail. You can keep things as basic as providing your current city or choose to give more precise information when it is in your best interest. A dedicated privacy control section will allow you to hide your location with a single swipe of your index finger!
For parents, this can be a great way to keep track of your kids and determine if they are close enough to making it home in time for curfew or if they need a friendly reminder phone call. It can also be a great way to time meetings with friends or co-workers.
Have you ever been in a rush to get to a meeting only to find out that the other party was late as well? This application solves that problem by showing you exactly where your colleagues are at the same time.
Google latitude can show you exactly who else is stuck in traffic right along with you and make it easier to connect with the people in your network.
Give it a try; it's a fun and free way to use basic cell phone tracking without a major software package. Download it for your smartphone or mobile device today and see just what it can do for you!