Simultaneously with the release of the new Google Maps for Android, Google announced that on August 9 that it will no longer have the Latitude feature avaialble, which allows to see movement on the map friends and share information about their own position. Google Latitude is closed, seizing products like Latitude for iPhone, Latitude API, marks a public location, iGoogle Gadget and web self-service at maps.google.com / latitude.
Opened in 2009, service Latitude lets you see the map of loved ones, and also records all movements of friends and see a history of travel on the world map. After disconnecting users will no longer be able to share information about your location to other people, and all the friends lists will be deleted.
In addition to the Google service will close access to the programming interface of the Latitude API, which lets you connect to the service of Latitude products to third-party developers. One of these products, for example, is Esplorio, which allows you to make a commemorative map based on the user’s travel history.
“Applications that use the Latitude API, no longer be able to access data about the location of the user, including the history of movements stored on by Google. However, these applications will be able to continue to use the data they already have, “- mentioned on Google.
Disclaimer of Latitude sounded with major update Google Maps application for Android and announcement of an update for iOS. Apart from a single interface for both platforms and increased speed, it has added new functions, including the function Explore. It lets you discover nearby shops, restaurants, cafes and other places to spend time.