Not many people know that their cell phone can be used like a GPS tracking device. Google Latitude, a free cell phone tracker service was made available by Google in the year 2009.
This awesome service is essentially like a large social networking site that by using the GPS receiver in the phone helps you and your family and friends keep track of one another.
If you think about it in detail, you will realize that this cell phone tracker service is an amazing idea. Sites like Facebook and MySpace have been very successful in the last few years. Twitter was perhaps the most surprising success of them all.
Nobody could have believed that a site which lets people know what someone else is doing at different times of the day will become such a big hit. As it turned out people were found to very interested in the going ons in other people’s life and logged in very often to check them out.
Taking a cue from this, Google was of the opinion that a social networking site which would reveal the details of your location would also be of immense interest to people. They were proved right as it turned out to be both interesting and popular.
If Google Latitude or another cell phone locating service is installed on your own cell phone and the same thing is also carried out by your friends and family members, it will be possible for you all to add one another to the friend list Google Latitude provides. By doing this, every time you look at this application on your phone, you will get an idea about the exact location of your friends on a map on your screen.
This application can be used by you to know the whereabouts of your friends, family, business partners and sub-ordinates. Like a lot of other Google services, this one comes free too. The only thing you need is a cell phone that is compatible to this service. If you do not know which cell phones are compatible with this service, you can find the list of the cell phones that are compatible on its Website.
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