Google Latitude


Google Latitude lets you stay in touch with your friends and family by making it easy to share where you are and see each other on a map. Check in at places to share them with friends.

With Latitude, you can:
* See your friends on a map – find out who’s nearby and meet up.
* Share your location continuously with whomever you choose – help friends and family stay in touch with you, even when you can’t take out your phone.
* Control your privacy – share only city-level location, hide your location, or turn off background updating at any time.

Latitude lets you share your location in the background, even when the app is closed or your device screen is locked. Background updating requires an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 with iOS 4 or above.

You can also enjoy Latitude from your computer at to see where your friends are or turn on optional apps such as Google Location History for a personal history dashboard.

What's new in version 2.2.1

Several bug fixes


Linked Opinion

Recommended by Mark Houx

Version 2.2.1 – January 31, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Recommended by Kirk Gustafson

Version 2.2.1 – October 2, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Use it constantly, there is much room for growth, but it does it's very basic job very well.

Faved by Andrew Joslyn

Version 2.2.1 – October 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM

If you can convince people to install this and give you access, then you can stalk them to your heart's content. Hahaha. No, but seriously, it's great for keeping track of friends and family - especially if you don't want to have to text people while they are driving. It's a much safer option.
How does it compare to Find My Friends?
Andrew Joslyn replied:
I think this is better overall. It provides locations of friends much more quickly, and it allows you to adjust the accuracy (or temporarily hide yourself) on a friend - by - friend basis. I think the only benefit Find My Friends has is that it has that "temporary" share feature, but I've never used that ...

Faved by David Finch

Version 2.2.1 – October 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

When you need to know where people who have shared are, it's brilliantly useful. E.g. Know to start cooking dinner because I can see my other half has set off commuting.

Recommended by Robert

Version 2.2.1 – November 22, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Faved by Steve Britton

Version 2.2.1 – November 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Recommended by Stan

Version 2.2.1 – January 23, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Rated so-so by Redbyron

Version 2.2.1 – February 19, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Rated so-so by Daryl Rotman

Version 2.2.1 – March 11, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Not Recommended by Douglas

Version 2.2.1 – September 7, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Not Recommended by Casey B.

Version 2.2.1 – September 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Rated so-so by Harry Mueller

Version 2.2.1 – December 19, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Recommended by Paul Randall

Version 2.2.1 – March 1, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Recommended by Alejandro Schulz

Version 2.2.1 – April 11, 2014 at 7:47 AM