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Google did it again: Google Latitude new features

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Google Latitude is not totally new. It was launched during the first months of 2009. However what is new is that it launched this week two new features developed on request of its earlier users. Google continue demonstrating that it is a company that listen carefully to its customers.

One of the new features is the Google Location History. This gives you the posibility of keeping track of your location history, allowing you to see on a map where you’ve been at any time. But do not worry that your friends and other people are not allowed to see where you were (unless you give them this information).history

The integration this new feature offers is amazing. Now you can keep practically a live journey book that records wherever you go anytime. And the best is that you can visualize your journeys in Google Maps or Google Earth. So, you do not have to worry anymore about forgetting places you visited or stores you liked. If you want to remember something just let Google Latitude do it for you.

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The tool is so powerful, you can delete some information you do not want to keep track of, such us getting lost in a place or going to some place you do not want others know… lol.

The other feature launched this week is Google Location Alerts.  This one provides you notifications on your smartphone when a friend is near you. So you can meet with him/her. This option was created because first users of Google Latitude found annoying having to go into the system to check every moment if a friend was nearby.

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Now you might be thinking this system is going to bother you with endless SMS when you are at home or at school. Well, the developers thought about that and the system is so smart that it does not send you alerts when you are near people you usually meet on regular basis on your daily routine. Alerts are only sent when you’re either at an unusual place or at a routine place at an unusual time.

I am really excited about this two features. If you are as well, you can start using them here.

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