With the release of Google Maps 5.1 today Google has added a number of handy features to its Google Latitude service. Enhancing the location tracking of users from a location on the map to a real place by checking in there using Latitude.
Also because Latitude can be used to automatically automatically detect your location, Google have added a extra features to checking in. Watch the video explaining the new features after the jump.
Until today, sharing my location let friends and family know if I was across the globe or in their neighborhood. Now, check-ins let them see the cool restaurant I’m trying in Taipei or join me for a latte at the cafe nearby.
– Notifications: Turn on check-in notifications in Latitude’s settings and get a notification to check in at a nearby place once you arrive. Never forget to check in again.
– Automatic check-ins: Choose to automatically check in at specific places you designate, and you’ll be checked in when you’re there. You can talk to friends or finish your bagel without fumbling with your phone.
– Check out: Once you leave, Latitude knows to automatically check you out of places so friends aren’t left guessing if you’re still there.