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Craig Horlacher
02-02-2011, 04:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/02/check-in-with-google-latitude.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+OfficialGoogleMobileBlog+(Official+Google+Mobile+Blog)' target='_blank'>http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/20...le+Mobile+Blog)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"You can still use Latitude to automatically update and share your location, but check-ins let you add context to the location&mdash;like captions to a photo. For example, I live in San Francisco but often travel around the world. Until today, sharing my location let friends and family know if I was across the globe or in their neighborhood. Now, check-ins let them see the cool restaurant I&rsquo;m trying in Taipei or join me for a latte at the cafe nearby."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1296613905.usr309.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" />&nbsp; <img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1296613924.usr309.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>It looks like Foursquare has some competition.&nbsp; Now you can check in to places with Latitude.&nbsp; It even supports automatic check-ins if you want to enable that feature and it will check-out automatically as well.&nbsp; You'll need to update to Maps 5.1.0 first.&nbsp; I'm trying to update Google Maps now and the download stops before it really starts.&nbsp; Are you a Foursquare user?&nbsp; If so how does this compare?&nbsp; If you use Latitude will you use the new check-in features?</p>