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Google to shut down Latitude on August 9 in wake of new Maps mobile app

Google to kill off Latitude on August 9th, apps using the API will cease to function as well

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Jul 11, 2013 9:26 am

Google's Latitude service is about to enter the way of its now-defunct brother Google Reader. Today, Google announced that it would be canceling its Latitude service effective August 9 as a result of a Google Maps for mobile update.

 

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Google Latitude is a location-aware application that allows users to share where they are with others. This has long been a major feature of Android and allows the friends to share their locations with each other. Google says that any third-party application that made use of the Latitude API will cease to function on August 9 as well.

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