The Google Latitude is now available as a free download on Apple Store for both i Phone and i Pad owners. The Apple Store includes a very useful feature that will check if your device and i OS version are both compatible with the app. Here is the app`s compatibility information: Compatible with i Phone, i Pod touch, i Pad, and ix. Google Latitude lets you stay in touch with your friends and family by making it easy to share where you are and see each other on a map.In this lesson you require fine location detection, so that your app can get as precise a location as possible from the available location providers.
The accuracy of the location is determined by the providers, the location permissions you've requested, and the options you set in the location request.As well as the geographical location (latitude and longitude), you may want to give the user further information such as the bearing (horizontal direction of travel), altitude, or velocity of the device.This information, and more, is available in the , as illustrated in the lesson on Getting the Last Known Location, a more direct approach is to request periodic updates from the fused location provider.Those apps then get to do a LITTLE work with what they were told.When i OS 4 came out, I wrote a little app to play with this API.