I like Google Latitude.

My friends and I share where we are and we can all see each other on a map.

I was always disappointed that there wasn’t a Google Latitude app for the iPad once I got my iPad mini.

I considered building one myself, but was busy with other projects.

Then this:

Earlier today, we announced that Google Latitude is no longer part of the Google Maps app, and we’re retiring Latitude on August 9, 2013.
This means that after August 9, your Latitude friends list will be deleted and you’ll lose the ability to share your location with them. There will also be some changes to Location Reporting and Location History, including changes to third-party applications that use Google Latitude. Please see our FAQs for more information.
We understand some of you still want to see your friends and family on a map, which is why we’ve added location sharing to Google+ for Android (coming soon to iOS).
Thank you for using Google Latitude.
Sincerely,The Google Latitude Team


A hearty “screw you” for the people who really like the app and the developers who use it for all kinds of things.

There is a more in-depth article over at readwrite.com about the politics behind this and all those effected.


Update: It seems that if you go to Google+ and choose “Locations”, you can see yourself and your friends who shared their location with you. I like having it in Maps more, but at least it is something.