Google latitude for iPhone; functions and benefits
The advancement of technology has penetrated all aspect of our lives and has been as fast as the air we inhale. This is good news because it then implies that life is becoming easier and easier each day. Over the years the mobile or cell phone has seen a tremendous progression in terms of sophistication as well as the application softwares that can be run on them, making them a more useful device than for making and receiving calls; it has become one of the most important devices ever invented in history. Application software have greatly boosted the value of most phones and catalyzed many important events in life at a reduced cost. One of that mind-blowing application software is the Google latitude for phones and computers. This software enables you to have access to the location of your friends
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and love ones wherever they may be in the world. The software has exited on phones such as Blackberry, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile for sometime now but iPhone lovers were waiting for such a time when this experience would be a reality. Thanks to Google which recently released Google latitude for iPhone. Now iPhone users are about and some are already swimming in reality their much awaited dream. Although latitude on iPhone has existed dating back to July 2009, it only existed as an HTML5 app and not a native app as noted by TechCrunch. Though when the software appeared in Japan app store (it pulled out unexpectedly) there are reports that it’s available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and will be available in more countries soon.
Basically Google latitude on iPhone has the same benefits for users of any phone type that has the application running on them. Differences are seen in it functionality. Primarily Google latitude on iPhone enables you to see your friends on a map and to know which one of them is nearer and possibly meet them. It also provides you the platform to share your location continuously with whoever you choose especially your loved ones while helping friends and family to stay in touch, even when you are busy and can’t take out your phone. The one exciting part of it functionality is that you are in charge of who must see and who mustn’t know your location at any point in time this include sharing only city-level location, hiding your location, or turning off background update at any time. It put you in control of your privacy.
The marked differences between the iPhone Google latitude app and that on other phones are:
The application exist as a web app running in Safari order than existing as a native software app, this according to Apple provides it users the best way to access and benefit fully from the software and also to avoid confusion with Maps on the iPhone, which uses Google to serve maps tiles.
Google latitude doesn’t provide a continuous background location updates in the same way as provided for Latitude users on Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile. This is simply because iPhone doesn’t have any mechanism for applications to run in the background.
The benefits of this app software to iPhone users are numerous and all of them stem from its primary function and benefit which is helping locate loved ones even when the app is closed or your device screen is locked however background updating requires an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 with iOS 4 or above. The benefits have business, security, family, personal, financial and social implications. In areas of business an employer can track his/her employee and know whether he/she is at the right place at right time, of course this does not apply to all jobs there are exceptions. It is partly going to eliminate lies been told over mobile phones with this tracking system in place. The app also brings a new experience to the social networks where people get to know the exact location of their loved ones and wouldn’t necessarily have to call before knowing their location and this has indirectly increase productivity. For example you wouldn’t have to call me and find out where am I if you already have an idea of where i am by the help of your phone there wouldn’t be the need to call and this can prevent so many interferences that result when one receives a call during working hours, it saves time and money. Though its contribution to productivity may be small but it still adds up.
Again one great benefit that this app is bringing to the our world is ‘‘let your phone direct you to wherever you are going, tell you your current location and give you a clue to how close you are from your destination . Sometimes asking people about locations only inform them about your venerability and you may at times fall prey to bad guys. If your phone can give you directions then it ensures your safety wherever you go.
In a nutshell Google latitude on iPhone is taking the world of telecommunication to a level that is intriguing and highly beneficial, motivating various groups of people to join in the experience, making history!
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