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Google Maps V5.2 Update Brings Places Reviews to Twitter, More Latitude Enhancements

Nothing better for breakfast than a Google Maps update, is there?  (OK maybe this.)  Other than that though, how does some additional Latitude enhancements sound?  You can now “ping’ friends to make them check-in at your local hot spot, search for places from within Latitude, and finally, explore nearby joints.  Oh, they also tossed in the ability to post your newest Places reviews to Twitter, so that you can help spread the word on this morning’s margaritas.

Is it obvious yet that Google is serious about this social check-in service stuff?  Sure seems like every update to Maps these days has to do with Places and Latitude.  Tough task trying to draw everyone from Foursquare and Facebook.  Good luck!

Cheers Chris!

  • Anonymous

    I dont get this whole “check-in” business. I was once standing in a queue to get some lunch and the girl in front got out her iPhone and checked in to the sandwich shop. Then left a few minutes later. Is this what the future holds? Do people have to “check-in” everytime they sit on the toilet too? Maybe send a photo of what you`ve accomplished on your visit and tweet your hundreds of followers whilst your at it. Its a strange world we live in!!

  • Astro

    Personally I do not care about the social stuff. What I do care is about getting better rout direction and automatic traffic detour. It looks like they spend more time developing secondary functions instead of spending more time working on primary function of the app. After all it is navigation app.

  • TheDroidAbides

    Unless I just missed it previously, there is another new feature with this update. Now when you select maps from the navigation app or from car home it goes in a navigation type view that follows you, like a typical in car nav system would. I’ve been wanting something like this so I could quickly check traffic in the area or see nearby gas stations while driving without having to enter a destination.

  • TPakQshur

    If they’re going to have me checking into places, how about giving me a FourSquare badge for checking into yo mom?

  • Counter

    11th!!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “to make them check-in” – that statement alone is gross.. MAKE someone check in, man are people perversely obsessed with keeping tabs on others and thinking we care where your at

    “how does some additional Latitude enhancements sound? ” – hateful! That is why I am still running a version 2 releases old

    ugh. I HATE these kinds of social networking related updates rolled into my maps

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Omar-Arteaga/100000475154562 Omar Arteaga

    I want a big-ass sandwich with a jarritos soda (tamarindo flavor please) .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Omar-Arteaga/100000475154562 Omar Arteaga

    I want a big-ass sandwich with a jarritos soda (tamarindo flavor please) .

  • Eddieg28sp

    Just did the 5.2 Update… and would like to know IF anyone is having GPS issues? Mine has me like 15 miles off. Im on a D1

  • Eddieg28sp

    Just did the 5.2 Update… and would like to know IF anyone is having GPS issues? Mine has me like 15 miles off. Im on a D1

    • Lakerzz

      Mine actually seems a lot better. DX

  • Anonymous

    Kellex have u actually been to that big ass sandwich cart? Was it featured on man vs food?

    • Anonymous

      Havent’ been yet. Was supposed to go today, but party cancelled. Maybe tomorrow. :)

  • Anonymous

    Maps is the biggest thing I miss since moving to iPhone.

  • http://lyndcott.com Illinipoke98

    I have yet to figure out the hubub over “checking in”. If you are somewhere really cool, ok I get it, but what is the point of checking into CVS pharmacy (whether on foursquare, facebook, or places)?

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      Cuz we obviously need virtual badges to show how awesome we are?

      Sad to admit it… I tried using foursquare… about the only place I ever bothered to check-in was at work. I stopped that… cuz I’d rather not be popping up as “mayor” of my work place…

  • Chris Nimon

    ROFL, “Eat a big ass sandwich” Kellex, surprises like that make my day.

  • duckphan

    First, second, third, is so annoying. Thanks for the spam

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    combo breaker!

    • chris

      i was done. i only wanted to b the first, second, and third before anyone else. and i was. so good job but u failed. since i was done

  • chris

    third

  • chris

    second

  • chris

    first