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Google Maps 5.1.0 Update Available, Allows for Auto Check-in and Friend Notification (Updated)

A new Google Maps update is available for everyone, bringing you up to version 5.1.0 that includes a bunch of Latitude check-in features.  Users will now enjoy the ability to check-in to places using Latitude, let their friends know, and then have their phone automatically check them out once they leave.  If you are a location-based app dork like myself this is pretty cool news, but for the rest of you, just update and move along.

Update:  More info is now available at the Google Mobile blog.  Video preview below.  

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  • http://www.freemobifun.com petroz

    Download Google Maps latest version for  your mobile here…
    http://www.freemobifun.com/download-google-maps-5-10-0-for-android/

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    If they can add automatic check-ins with Facebook and Foursquare, Google Latitude will be owning in the LBS game. {{-_-}}

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve0mac Steven Cornea

    This updates slowed down my maps an assload.

    and it force closed twice on me. (droid x and my friends OG droid)

    thanks google.

  • Reddirt6string

    Hence the Springfield Armory XD40 subcompact in the truck, Ruger LCP in an Uncle Mike’s IWB holster, and a Springfield Armory XD9 subcompact in a super tuck. I feel sorry for the SOB that decides to use my “latitude” to benefit himself. I support the NRA!

  • Reddirt6string

    Hence the Springfield Armory XD40 subcompact in the truck, Ruger LCP in an Uncle Mike’s IWB holster, and a Springfield Armory XD9 subcompact in a super tuck. I feel sorry for the SOB that decides to use my “latitude” to benefit himself. I support the NRA!

  • Anonymous

    CheckIn-Letting the burglers in your neighborhood know your not at home.
    Or.
    CheckIn-Because uncle sam knows where you are at all times, why not everyone else.
    Insert -Thumbs up & big evil grin

  • Dmbatcofc

    Is this update live???? I got nothin’…

    • Dmbatcofc

      Disregard. Got it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1484496625 Jason Moore

    I do.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone get freaked out about the privacy?? I know it may be a stretch, but nothing like telling all the burglars/thiefs out there that you are not home…and exactly how far away you may be from your home??
    I am not overly paranoid, but between everyone putting on fb that they are away on vacation, or working or whatever, then combine with things like latitude……doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know when to take advantage of a situation???
    Just thinking!!!!

    • Reddirt6string

      Hence the Springfield Armory XD40 subcompact in the truck, Ruger LCP in an Uncle Mike’s IWB holster, and a Springfield Armory XD9 subcompact in a super tuck. I feel sorry for the SOB that decides to use my “latitude” to benefit himself. I support the NRA!

      • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

        I support Second Amendment Rights but NOT the KKK— *ahem* I mean NRA. {{-_-}}

    • Reddirt6string

      Hence the Springfield Armory XD40 subcompact in the truck, Ruger LCP in an Uncle Mike’s IWB holster, and a Springfield Armory XD9 subcompact in a super tuck. I feel sorry for the SOB that decides to use my “latitude” to benefit himself. I support the NRA!

    • Droid1guy

      I never post stuff like that on FB or anywhere else. Anyone who needs to know where I am does. It’s no one else’s business. Not that I don’t trust people, but why take the risk, and who the hell really cares where I am?

  • Raven

    Between Facebook having Places now and Lattitude having similar check-ins, is anyone who is even interested in such things still using Foursquare who basically invented the concept?

    Despite my love of all things Google, none of friends use Latitude or would ever do any check-ins there, but pretty much all of my friends are on Facebook, so that is the only place check-ins matter to me. It would be nice if they could get some integration going on.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKR5EVIUDY373XLMI5NRATGLOM MarlonH

      Yeah I had one small group of friends use four square but we switched to FB places quite shortly. I do miss the badges but they weren’t really the important part, I just wanted to see what my friends were up to and if they were nearby.. without having to send out a mass text to find out.

    • Synergy

      I still use 4sq. It exports to FB without totally giving FB my info which I believe they will use as they will and can still limit who sees it since I have FB locked up.

  • Anonymous

    Thats a really cool idea.

  • TommyZ

    I wish things like Latitude was a separate app. I don’t use it, so I could save space on the phone.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut pstout

    does this include time stamps!? this is the ultimate “beat ya” proof for racing someone….

    ME: “Uh dude, I’ve been here for 10 mins, what took you soo long?”
    DUDE: “No you havn’t, I took a short cut! I saw you pull in!”
    ME: “LIES! FALLACY! Check your longitude DUDE! I checked into this location 10 mins ago!”
    DUDE: “Oh ya, I guess you did.. you see, uhh, traffic was bad”

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut pstout

    does this include time stamps!? this is the ultimate “beat ya” proof for racing someone….

    ME: “Uh dude, I’ve been here for 10 mins, what took you soo long?”
    DUDE: “No you havn’t, I took a short cut! I saw you pull in!”
    ME: “LIES! FALLACY! Check your longitude DUDE! I checked into this location 10 mins ago!”
    DUDE: “Oh ya, I guess you did.. you see, uhh, traffic was bad”

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody actually use Latitude?

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody actually use Latitude?

    • John

      Good question..

      • Wayne W.

        Occasionally I do but only with a few friends.

    • NebulaOcton

      I do to let my wife know what I am. Its pretty convenient for that.

      • EC8CH

        what are you exactly?

        • Anonymous

          Hah! Also, where do we find this creature identification function?

          • NebulaOcton

            Oops,
            I have noticed though that background updating has pretty much stopped on my D1, her X isn’t having that issue. Her’s is stock and mine is running UD 2.5 rooted.

  • http://www.andrewsayshello.com Andrew

    cool beans!

  • Big Red

    Kellex Thanks for all the hard work you put into this site!!!!! CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT!!!!

    • Anonymous

      +1000, I wish I could “like” this comment more. Don’t forget Tato, Picolas and Matt though. It takes a little village to support this Droid Life we live.

      • Anonymous

        +1001 couldnt agree more bruvs

    • rockmonkey

      +100 you guys rock. My friends all wonder why im so knowledgeable about phones and such. Simple reading of dl articles is all it takes

    • Anonymous

      +1.21 gigawatts to droid-life team.

      • Mike

        Great Scott! Oh Tom, where am I going to find that much power…

        • Anonymous

          A “Thunder” bolt of lighting.

      • Mike

        Great Scott! Oh Tom, where am I going to find that much power…

  • Greg

    …I was starting to get bored, none of my Daily Android News sites had anything relevant to talk about. At least this gives a LITTLE something for the day… *shrugs*

  • Anonymous

    Google is really giving a VZ Navigator a run for it’s money… :-)