Monday, April 20, 2009

Google Latitude- Innovative and Impressive!

Google introduced Google Latitude, a new feature of Google Maps two months ago. And, it has already started creating ripples in the field of social networking.
This innovative feature is introduced to stay in touch with family and friends through Google maps.

Once you have added or invited someone to your latitude list, both of you will be able to see your respective current location on map. You can chat and as well change your status.

Isn't that scary though? Well, not at all because there is a setting which you can turn off, if you require privacy.

The registration is fairly easy and all that you need is Google Maps on your mobile phone. Of course, your phone has to be "Google Maps" ready.

Google lists the following phones "Latitude" compatible:-
  • Android-powered devices, such as the T-Mobile G1
  • iPhone and iPod touch devices (coming soon)
  • most color BlackBerry devices
  • most Windows Mobile 5.0+ devices
  • most Symbian S60 devices (Nokia smartphones)
Now, here is a snippet from the internet to add to this post:

For fun, a woman had installed Google Latitude on her cell phone. Her purse got stolen. However, cops were able to nab the thief quickly, through real-time location updates on her mobile phone, which was inside her purse.

Smart, eh?!

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