Google Latitude on the iPhone [Pics]

Google Latitude on the iPhone [Pics]

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Google today demonstrated its Latitude location-based service running on the iPhone, according to a report by TechCrunch.

Google Latitude is a service which allows you to see where your friends are and what they are up to then quickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone call. The service is already available for Android phones; however, Google is waiting for the iPhone 3.0 OS before launching on the iPhone.

Google has been waiting for the 3.0 software is because it’s not actually creating a native iPhone app for Latitude — as all other location-based services on the iPhone are — instead it’s using the Safari web browser to run Latitude. Thanks to HTML 5, Safari will be able to access a user’s location information and Latitude will be able to access that as well (provided the user gives permission). This will put it on par with what Google is doing in its browser for Android.

A web app doesn't seem like the best solution for Google Latitude on the iPhone but we will have to wait and see what happens.

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Google Latitude on the iPhone [Pics]

Google Latitude on the iPhone [Pics]
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Jay
Jay - May 27, 2009 at 10:42pm
Meanwhile at Google Headquarters... "Lets take Facebook and Twitter then add a map!!!" "OMG What an awesome idea lets do it" "Great! Now, lets go Google our names again!" STUPID and POINTLESS!
Ruben
Ruben - May 27, 2009 at 6:34pm
I will keep with iLocalis, it runs on the background and it is nice. Of course you will need jailbreak...
Oskar Krawczyk
Oskar Krawczyk - May 27, 2009 at 6:28pm
We've been down that road before and it's not pretty. Web apps officially suck, SafariMobile is no platform for that sort of solution.
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