Google Latitude is a great service that allows you to keep in touch with the location of your friends and family as a ‘layer’ on Google Maps. You can select on an individual friend basis what level of your location they can see – ‘Best Available’ by cell triangulation and GPS or “City Only” for a more general location.

Latitude on Android devices, and even Windows Mobile has long been available giving background updates to your location, but the Latitude client has not been available with iPhone and iPad users forced to using the web version which only updates when Safari is open.

Well apparently thats about to change as a Google Latitude App appeared briefly in the Japan iStore before being pulled. Now that iOS supports background lcoation services it makes sense that Latitude would make an appearance, lets hope its a genuine Google App (the screen shot looks a little rough around the edges) and that it makes it to the UK iStore soon.

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