Even better, it looks like this feature is getting a huge update.
The UI in the new Maps update shows that some features from the Trusted Contacts app were found to be particularly useful, but this will be deeply integrated into the Maps experience.
C., Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis–St. In January 2009 Vic Gundotra, Vice President of Engineering at Google, announced that the company would "discontinue in the next couple of months, after which this service will no longer be available." With Google Latitude, the service expanded to PC browsers (it used the Geolocation API as well as user-driven input) and automated location detection on mobile phones using cellular positioning, Wi-Fi positioning, and GPS.
In November 2009, Google announced a Latitude feature called "Location History" which stores and analyzes a user's location over time, for example attempting to identify a user's home and workplace.
People will be able to access the new feature by tapping on the blue dot for their current location, or else opening up the main menu, Google said on Wednesday.
The app will prompt users to pick with whom to share, whether via their Google contacts or by creating a link that can be shared in messaging apps or email.
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Google Latitude was a location-aware feature of Google Maps, developed by Google as a successor to its earlier SMS-based service Dodgeball.
Latitude allowed a mobile phone user to allow certain people to view their current location.
When Latitude and other apps were folded into Google Maps, the location sharing feature was migrated over to Google .
It looks like even Google has given up on people using that social network, as the feature is moving back to Google Maps in the next update.