The Google lattitude application was created in February of 2009, and since its creation it has been a big hit amongst mobile phone users. This application gives users the ability to allow certain people to track their exact location. In a way, the application is kind of like GPS for a person.
Anyone that wishes to use this application can easily set it up via their mobile telephone. All you will have to do is log into your Google account and then venture over to the Google map application and the map will instantly give you the opportunity to point to your exact location.
Individuals that choose to use this application have the ability to control how accurate they want the application to be. For instance, users can decide if they want their exact location to be revealed, or if they would prefer to have their general vicinity shown and nothing further. Exact locations can be pinpointed, or a user can choose to only pinpoint the city that they are presently in as well.
If you want to be able to use the application, but are not keen on other people always knowing where you are, you can choose to use the privacy features that are included with the application as well. The privacy feature gives you the ability to turn the application on or off as you prefer.
You will also have the option to enter your location into Google maps manually as well. Anyone that wishes to utilize this application will be mandated to sign up for it. However, be aware that Google latitude will only show you the exact locations of friends and family that wish for this location to be shown. The application is only presently available in the English language.
In order to detour any privacy issues, the application is designed to override old location information and only keep track of present location information. So, basically after you have vacated a certain location the information that once pinpointed where you were at during that present time will be wiped clean.
However, if you wish for all of your locations to show even after you have vacated them, as the designated user of the application you can choose to opt in for this particular service. There is even a built in dashboard that can be located on this application that will make predictions in regards to where you live and work. However, be aware that the predictions are based on your mapped locations that you did not opt out of. Therefore, the predictions could be false if you choose to use the application sparingly.
There are some concerns that have arisen about Google lattitude that have caused many people to shy away from using the application. There are some people that find it fairly odd that anyone would want to be tracked. While, other people think that individuals that choose to use this application may be endangering their health and welfare in some way.
However, be aware that assumptions and skepticism is something that is always going to exist in this world. So, if you are the type of person that likes for people to know where you are at, at all times this application is perfect for you. The app is also great for parents to use with their children.
A lot of children own their very own cell phone. Therefore, by using an application such as Google latitude, parents can easily keep an eye on their children even when they are not around. Of course, if a parent is deciding to use the application it would be in their best interest to not tell their child about it. Most children will think that their parent does not trust them; therefore they will try to turn the application off as much as possible in order to avoid being tracked.
Many of the smart phones that are on the retail market are including this application for people that wish to use it. This application is referred to as a Java ME application. However it cannot be downloaded from one phone to another. The application must be downloaded on the phone that it will be used on; this download cannot be shared amongst other cell phones.
The reviews that have been flooding the Google office in response to Google Lattitude are abundant. Some people believe that this application is the bee’s knees, while others are still a little bit skeptical and they feel as though tracking devices are crossing the line. But, by all means everyone has their own way of thinking.