Google Latitude is a new Web application developed by Google to enable users avail different location based services. This application can help users to know the location details of themselves or anyone else in any part of the globe. This enhanced Social location app also gives the facility to share the whereabouts of friends and specific persons. This app is mainly intended for mobile phone users and the tracking is done with the help of a Google Account through which the cell phone location will be mapped on Google Maps.
Yet another provision offered in Google Latitude is the privacy setting which users can control fully. The users can protect their location information by turning this feature off. This new location aware app has also proved to be compatible with a wide range of handsets including those running on Android, Windows Mobile, iOS, BlackBerry OS and Symbian S60 platform.
Apart from these, this handy little location-tracking app has also got various other uses such as it can be used as:
- Phone Tracker
- Road Trip Planning Tool
- Outdoor and Hiking Tool
- Person tracker
The phone tracking option made available in Google Latitude helps the users to track out their handsets. As any other mobile tracking software, the Google Latitude doesn’t make use of any pass code. Even if the thief changes the SIM card, the handset can be correctly pointed out using this location-tracking app.
Google Latitude as Travel Companion
Google Latitude app has also proven itself as a useful travel companion. If the users wish to spot out their friend’s car, they can use this little mobile app and find out the precise location of them. After getting the location, one may take the help from Google Map to make out the travel route to get to them.
Hiking Pursuing Tool
Moreover, this handy app can also be used as an outdoor and hiking pursuit tool. As per Google, the Google Latitude application will rank better when comparing with other expensive weatherproof navigation tool in all respects. This Latitude app will not only help users to track the whereabouts but also enable them to record their hike. It also provides an option to share conversations or pictures taken on the way with dear ones.
Google Latitude for emergency use
One may also point out his / her friends quite easily in a huge crowd say in a shopping mall or some college fests or other similar busy places. The Latitude helps to track their location with just a single click.
Google Latitude also turns helpful to track out a missing kid. The parents just need to pin in an old smartphone running Latitude on to the kid’s pocket and feel free to sit aside. The same technique may also be employed for tracking out a puppy or any pet. It is one application with multiple uses.