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Google launches Latitude Leaderboards, wants to put the four in your square

Google update Maps app, now includes (at least for some) Latitude Leaderboards, a Foursquare-equival

| Social Networking News | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 4:50 am

Well, the chief over here at TweakTown would be happy - he's a check-in master on Foursquare, so is our currently hospital-bound VGA editor, where I've stayed away from the whole Foursquare thing. In the mean time, Google have quietly rolled out Latitude Leaderboards.

 

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From the title, you should be able to tell. There's been an update baked into the latest Maps app, where Google have introduced another level of functionality. Check-ins now earn you points that get tallied up and are used to rank Google+ users on a global leaderboard, kinda like Foursquare.

 

The feature hasn't rolled out to everyone just yet, and only reveals itself after you check-in somewhere. If I used Google+ more, I think I'd probably get into it, but this is something I'd personally like to just 'pop-up' on my phone. For example, you walk into a store (say a McDonalds) and it pops up with a notification "would you like to check-in?" Clicking 'yes' goes into whatever check-in app you prefer (Facebook, Google+, Foursquare) and checks you in. If it did that, I'd use it.

 

Get to it, Facebook/Google/Foursquare.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

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