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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Google Latitude History and Alerts

Google’s human location tracking service Latitude has received two new features: a history (i.e. a route of where you’ve been), and a “friend is nearby" type of alert functionality. The second feature depends on the first to work, because Google wanted to make location alerts smart enough to understand when a friend visit is something you might want to know about – because it’s not too regular – and when not... “It would get pretty annoying to get a text message every single time you walked in the door at home or pulled into work”, as Google puts it.

[Thanks DPic!]


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