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  • Longitude Keeps You Connected to Google Latitude: RealTime GPS Tracking


    What is Google Latitude?
    Google Latitude is a location-aware mobile app currently available as a WebApp only. A Mobile Phone user can use Google Latitude to allow specific people access to their current location via Google Maps. Privacy controls are available for the users to select whether contacts can see their exact location, enter an address manually, or turn it off all together. In order to use this service, a user must load the webapp every time they want to update their location via Safari or another mobile based browser.

    What Does Longitude Do and Why Should I Use It?
    Longitude is an App developed by Technivations, designed to work along side Google Latitude, that provides a more logical way of using Google Latitude. Longitude provides the ability to automatically update Google Latitude with your iPhone's location on a set interval. Your Google information is sent securely, and will NOT be sent to any third party servers. The program runs in the background, so as usual, this app is only available to Jailbroken users.

    This feature is only available with Longitude. Currently in order for Google Latitude to update your location, you need to remember to open Safari, pop in the address, wait for it to connect and update, etc. This tweak offers a solution provided nowhere else. Just make sure you don't invite anyone to view your location that you don't really want to know where you are!

    Features include:
    - Auto Update your location via GPS to Google Lattitude
    - Share your location with friends via Lattitude
    - Find your iPhone if it gets lost!
    - Login securely using Google Account info
    The app is available for $1.99 on the RockApp Store

    UPDATE: Will be released on Cydia sometime next week.

    Official Website: Longitude by Technivations

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Longitude Keeps You Connected to Google Latitude: RealTime GPS Tracking started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 94 Comments
    1. psychodave's Avatar
      psychodave -
      Just hope it doesn't kill my battery. Though two bucks seems a little steep, but the ability to track my phone if I lost it might be worth it..
    1. fergusean's Avatar
      fergusean -
      Quote Originally Posted by psychodave View Post
      Just hope it doesn't kill my battery. Though two bucks seems a little steep, but the ability to track my phone if I lost it might be worth it..
      It won't kill your battery. Testing reveals very little drain on battery. I didn't notice a difference over the course of my daily use.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Blowfish64 View Post


      Another useless and uninformed post by rhekt.
      i missread...as you have missread me. since you obviously didnt read my apology when i was told precisely how it works BLOWHARd. have a wonderfull day.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLaw-One View Post
      I used Rockapp once and it messed up my 3G until I did a total restore too, and this was before I did a backup so I lost a considerable amount of data!...I'm never touching Rockapp again with a barge pole!!

      Let me know when it's available in Cydia, I might just try it.

      Anecdotal ********! You're a troll.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      No problems with RockApp it's been solid for me. I hope this doesn't use up too much memory after install. Does anyone know?
    1. fergusean's Avatar
      fergusean -
      Quote Originally Posted by hollow0 View Post
      No problems with RockApp it's been solid for me. I hope this doesn't use up too much memory after install. Does anyone know?
      rprvt = 3640K
      rsize = 5560K

      not entirely sure what that means in depth, but there's the numbers for you
    1. Adepssimius's Avatar
      Adepssimius -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      You didnt decide anything....read my last post.
      What does that mean? I did decide not to be an ***. I wrote something, read your post, and decided that being an *** was not worth an infraction. I could have decided to not edit my post and just let you give me an infraction.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      thank you but no use for this app lol, it should be free.
    1. fergusean's Avatar
      fergusean -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      thank you but no use for this app lol, it should be free.
      you're right, the time we put into research and development isn't worth anything. we're going to call all of our creditors and tell them that everything we buy should be free. then, we won't need the income, and we can make this app free.

      oh if only the world worked the way you see it.
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Installed the trial, and I must say, I'm glad someone decided to do something that crapple wouldn't let google do with their native latitude app. Keep up the good work. Two dollars on the way after the trial expires.
      On a side note, I too had issues with Rock. I had installed it on my 3G which had Cydia already installed and they didn't seem to play well together so I uninstalled it. After upgrading to 3.1.2 and jailbreaking with blackra1n, I decided to give Rock another try WITHOUT Cydia, and what a world of difference that made!! Rock is a much lighter, faster, and user-friendly apt front end than Cydia, and am glad I made the switch.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      More ways for people to know where I'm at... No thanks...
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Downloaded this yesterday from Cydia. Hasn't updated the first time yet. I had it set to 60 min's. Now 5. Nothing.

      I have Latitude installed on my iGoogle page and can see the changes when I go into the web app for Latitude and manually update.

      Would love to see this working, but for me, nothing.

      Suggestions?

      EDIT: reinstalled and it's working.
    1. Optical Serenity's Avatar
      Optical Serenity -
      Quote Originally Posted by rwin84 View Post
      More ways for people to know where I'm at... No thanks...
      Keep in mind that Google Latitude's settings on their page allow you to pick which one of your Latitude friends sees what level of accuracy. I let most my friends see the highest level of accuracy, while others I pull it out a little bit and they just city what city I'm currently in.

      Also, a neat feature of Longitude is that it submits a far more accurate location to Google Latitude than their web app does.
    1. Bailey4427's Avatar
      Bailey4427 -
      Quote Originally Posted by edwilk55 View Post
      Downloaded this yesterday from Cydia. Hasn't updated the first time yet. I had it set to 60 min's. Now 5. Nothing.

      I have Latitude installed on my iGoogle page and can see the changes when I go into the web app for Latitude and manually update.

      Would love to see this working, but for me, nothing.

      Suggestions?

      EDIT: reinstalled and it's working.
      Did you download the trial version with the Rock app? If so, does anyone know when the full app will be avail. in cydia? Without the Rock app extra?
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bailey4427 View Post
      Did you download the trial version with the Rock app? If so, does anyone know when the full app will be avail. in cydia? Without the Rock app extra?
      No, I grabbed it from Cydia. Not sure if it's the full app or not, but it has the settings and updates latitude, so I don't know what else it would have.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The full app you have to pay for - the trial will expire and also installs all the Rock sh!t which still excludes lots of us from trying it.
    1. fergusean's Avatar
      fergusean -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      The full app you have to pay for - the trial will expire and also installs all the Rock sh!t which still excludes lots of us from trying it.
      The full and "trial" apps are the same app, same functionality. The difference is exclusively the fact that the trial only functions for 10 days.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So the full app still needs Rock?
      Not something I am interest in at all then, I might have fored out a couple of bucks to try it but not if it involves Rock.
    1. fergusean's Avatar
      fergusean -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      So the full app still needs Rock?
      Not something I am interest in at all then, I might have fored out a couple of bucks to try it but not if it involves Rock.
      The trial version IS the full version. Simply put, there are no versions. Just licensing checks. Time-restricted, that is.

      Yes, right now it's Rock only. Yes, it's coming to Cydia without requiring the installation of Rock.

      If you weren't so damn anti-Rock, you'd realize that one of the many great features of Rock is that they give you a 10-day trial of every app in their store. Point being: you don't have to fork out a couple bucks to try it. You get 10 days to try it for free!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      When it comes to Cydia then I might try it.
      Nothing you say is going to make me put that abomination that is Rock on my phone