Google have introduced another nifty feature that combines mobile phone technology and Google Maps writes Internet Marketing Strategist David Clarke.
Like it or not your mobile phone may be used to pinpoint your exact location. Google Latitude allows you to make your own network of friends and colleagues mobile numbers. Logging onto Google Maps via your mobile will let you see exactly where members of your network are.
Possible uses include businesses being able to monitor the precise location of their sales staff and on the personal side parents would be able to see where their children were at any time.
Google Latitude will work with these mobile phones:
- Android-powered devices, such as the T-Mobile G1 (coming soon)
- iPhone and iPod touch devices (coming soon)
- most color BlackBerry devices
- most Windows Mobile 5.0+ devices
- most Symbian S60 devices (Nokia smartphones)
The service is free from Google but carrier charges may apply.