Google Latitude brings check-ins to the iPhone

Google has launched an updated version of Latitude for iOS that adds support for check-ins. The company added check-ins to the Android version of Google Maps earlier this month.

Google Latitude is a service that lets you see where your friends are on a map in real-time. But if your friends haven’t turned on the feature in a while you end up looking at list of stale locations where your friends were last week or 6 months ago. The new check-ins add a little spice to that list by letting Latitude not just track your physical location, but also whether you went to a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, movie theater, or other business.

One of the cool features in the way Google Latitude handles check-ins is that the app is constantly tracking your location anyway, so it can automatically check you out when you leave a location.

Google Latitude for iOS is available as a free download for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch, and the iPad. You’ll need a 3G capable device to use the background updating feature.

Google has also updated Google Places for iOS to support 30 different languages.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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