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Google Latitude: Friend Finding

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by SirFenwick, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. SirFenwick

    SirFenwick Well-Known Member
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    Something new from Google for all smart phones including iPhone and Android!


    http://i.gizmodo.com/5145901/google-latitude-friend-finding-maps-on-smartphones-and-pcs

    Find some nice screens over at Gizmodo.
     

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  2. slave1

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    US only (at the moment) for G1 though.
     
  3. punkzanyj

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    that's weird that the desktop version says it's available for Android, but the G1 version of the same website address just says "coming soon". They need to get their marketing teams on the same page.
     
  4. SK.

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    When you change the country you are in on the website then it changes status. Myself and a few friends have set it up today, works pretty well.
     
  5. gewgluvr

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    Does anyone know the release date for google maps 3.0 for Android? I really want this app. I believe Latitude will be HUGE, monstrous. I also believe it's going to open up SMS advertising and people will WANT these messages on their phone. Think about it ... you're 1 block from a pizza shop and you get an instant SMS message giving you a 10% discount if you come within the next 10 minutes. It's going to be REVOLUTIONARY. You'll be at the right place and the right time to receive a message. AWESOME!

    http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=136640
     
  6. justjimjpc

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    For those with limited text msgs ... I wonder if they are bombed with ads if those txt msgs will be free or paid for by the advertizer ?
     
  7. slave1

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    how do you change your country on the page? cant see any option for it.
     
  8. SK.

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    Under the box where you put your phone number if you want a link sent to your phone.
     
  9. punkzanyj

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    That's sounds awful to me. Intrusive and unwelcome. I don't know who these people are that you think "want" these messages on their phone, but I'm not one of them and I don't know anyone who does.
    The last place I want advertisements bugging me is in text message. I don't want spam on my phone. This will only lead to SMS spam filters, nothing more. People already are sick of junk mail at home and spam in their email, why on earth would they suddenly want it on their phone?
     
  10. justjimjpc

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    On the news : Google says it will not be used for advertizing ...
     
  11. punkzanyj

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    I think it must only be available in the UK, then.


    On my desktop it says it's available for android...


    but on my G1, when I point the browser to google.com/latitude I get a "coming soon" advertising screen with no way to change location and nothing to download.
     
  12. SK.

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    Says the same on mine also. I'm not using it on my G1 I am using it on my N82
     
  13. justjimjpc

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    We have to wait for google Maps 3.0 before it will work for us ...
     
  14. slave1

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    Changing the country to UK didin't work for me either. I think it's US (in the RC33 OTA) only.
     

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