Google’s Cell Phone Tracker Service

Do you know that you can use your cell phone as a free GPS tracking and location device? In 2009 Google launched a new, free cell phone locator service called ‘Latitude’, that allows you to share your actual location with your friends and vice versa.  Social media sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter have increased every year in popularity, due to the fact that they help people in the same social circle to connect with each other. Twitter is about updating your friends what you are doing, Google Latitude is about updating them where you are. If you don’t have a cell phone that is compatible with the service, you can use it also from your computer or laptop. But using it with a cellphone is far more fun.

Latitude has become really popular with people because it allows families and friends to keep track of each others movements and whereabouts. To make it work, everybody that wants to participate,  has to have it installed on their cell phones and then it updates the location of the people automatically. There are also privacy settings included that allows you to block certain people from seeing where you are, either temporarily or permanently.

But the usefulness of this cell phone tracker application doesn’t end with your social circle. It is a great way for parents to keep track of the movements of their children and for businesses to keep track of the whereabouts of their employers. The only thing what you have to do is to make sure that every cell phone you want to track has latitude installed on it. Other then that you don’t need to do anything, just enjoy the free service Google provides with this. There is a list of compatible phones available on the latitude website, so that you can check out beforehand if it will work with yours.