Thursday, November 12, 2009

Google Latitude gets History and Alerts

Remember Google Latitude? This service that allows you to share your location with your friends is now getting even more interesting with Location History and Alerts.

Location History does just what you'd expect, it keeps track of where you are.

Why would you be interested in keeping a log of where you're going? That's where the Location Alerts kick in:

These alerts allow you to be notified whenever a friend is nearby. But wait, there's more. By knowing your location habits (your home and work location, etc.) Latitude is intelligent enough to only trigger those alerts when they're meaningful. After all, who wants to be notified every single time your coworker gets to work, or your neighbor friend gets home?
So, you'll only be notified when you're at an unusual location at an unusual time. Sounds good to me... Now all I need is Location actually working on the iPhone!

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