15 Aug '13, 12pm

Google Maps Adds Location Sharing After Google Latitude Shuts Down

Google quietly announced on Google+ that they have added "location sharing" features to Google+ for Android. This was expected since Google Latitude died and was being shut down. We knew Google wanted to integrate latitude-like features into Google Maps and Google+ and this is their first attempt at doing so. Virgil Dobjanschi, Google's tech lead for Google+ Android applications, explained the new features added to Google+ for Android to enable location sharing. Location sharing includes more controls : Starting today you can share your pinpoint or city-level location with others (if you want), and you can do so on a circle-by-circle basis. For example: you can share your pinpoint location with family, and your city-level location with co-workers. You can also use circles to filter who appears on your “Locations” map. Here are some pictures: There are many other features a...

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