Google latitude friends not updating

It looks like a case of eager fingers pulling the plug too soon on the feature from Google without making sure it's already live in Maps.

Or, better yet, miscommunication between the teams and lack of clear timeline planning to make sure all users have the alternative live for them before killing the previous option.

Background location reporting The biggest limitation facing the new app, however, is Apple's prohibition against installing third party background apps.

First of all, the blog noted that Apple suggested that Google release Latitude as a web application rather than a native title in the App Store to avoid confusion with the Maps application.

Apple may be planning to add Latitude location sharing features to Maps in the future, but of course has announced no plans to do so.

Couples, parents and children, friends, and teams who relied on this feature to follow each other's progress are left without a functional location sharing.

In the interim, I suggest maybe you give Trusted Contacts a try to at least have the option to request someone's location if you're worried about them.

It also follows Google's trend of decoupling options and features from Google .

In the official announcement, Google said the feature would be rolling out "soon" worldwide, but didn't give an exact timeline, and we have yet to see it on our devices regardless of the version of Maps we're running.Apple maintains stance on prohibiting background apps Outside of location updates, there nearly as many other reasons for developers to want to install background processes as there are i Phone apps.Even installing a few of these would result in regular battery drain on users' devices, in addition to the performance hit each might add, not to mention a steep increase in data access which would be particularly bad for users who roam internationally.Both Android and i Phone come with built-in location tracking utilities, so long as the location services (GPS) on those phones is enabled, and the owner has provided the application with permission to share their location.The following are a few ways you can take advantage of those location-tracking services if you own an Android phone (even if the phone you want to trace is an i Phone).So far, Apple has insisted that dropping the ban would result in unacceptable tradeoffs.

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