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 [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-latitude/id306586497?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”available as a free download” text=”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 [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-places/id406513617?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”Google Places for iOS” text=”Google Places for iOS”] to support 30 different languages.