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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Google adds check-ins to its Latitude location service

Google Latitude, the mobile location-tracking service that lets users share where they are, now offers the option of ‘checking in’ at a specific location. It’s a feature that’s been introduced today on version 5.1 of Google Maps 5.1 for Android, with the iPhone app due to be updated shortly.

Features include check-in notifications when you arrive at your destination and automatic check-ins to chosen locations. Latitude will also automatically note when you leave somewhere.

Rather like other location-based social networks, Google Latitude awards users with a certain status such as ‘regular’ or ‘VIP’ depending on the frequency of their visits.

[Google Mobile blog]

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