Google has today announced that it will be closing down their Google Latitude location-aware mobile app service on August 9th 2013. The Google Latitude service was originally created by Google to provide users with access to selected friends location on Google Maps.
But don’t worry too much if you enjoy using the service as Google has explained that their Google+ location sharing will continue to function as normal.
The service Google will be retiring on August 9th include Google Latitude in Google Maps for Android, Latitude for iPhone, the Latitude API, the public badge, the iGoogle Gadget, and the Latitude website at maps.google.com/latitude.
Google explains that they will delete your list of friends on Latitude and users will no longer be able to see or manage friends and existing friends will no longer see your location. For more information and frequently asked questions about the closure of the Google Latitude service jump over to the Google official announcement.