Review: Latitudie, Google Latitude Client for iPhone

Posted on July 18, 2010 by

Latitudie is the first Google Latitude client for iPhone that runs in the background and updates your location automatically.  Until iOS 4, iPhone apps could not run in the background, making it impossible for location based apps to track your position while the iPhone was locked or in another app.  Latitudie uses iOS 4’s new multitasking features to keep your friends updated on your location even when you aren’t actively using the app.

Latitudie gives you an option to use cell tower location when running in the background.  This can help save battery power by only updating your location when you have moved.  There is also an option to temporarily hide your location.

I’ve been using Latitudie for about a week now and am very happy with it.  Both the GPS and cell tower modes work great.  I had tried a jailbroken Latitude app called Longitude a while back, but stopped using it because I noticed my battery would drain quickly while it was running in the background.  I haven’t noticed this problem with Latitudie and I’ve been running it in the background constantly.

Latitudie is a must-have app for anyone who enjoys using Google Latitude to keep their friends updated on their current location.  It cost only $1.99 and is available in the App Store.

Comments (1,442)


  1. Saemick says:

    @MacDaddyNews I’d like to give it a try. let me know if I can have a promo code. Thanks

  2. MacDaddyNews says:

    @Saemick Cool, I just sent you a promo code in a Direct Message.

  3. Taky2 says:

    @MacDaddyNews yes please for promo codes!!

  4. Saemick says:

    @MacDaddyNews got it. Thanks!

  5. MacDaddyNews says:

    @Taky2 I just sent you the promo code for Latitudie in a Direct Message.

  6. Joshua Arnao says:

    Can I get one too please? Thanks!

  7. Dan says:

    Could you please send me a promo code for Latitudie too? Thanks!

  8. Dan says:

    Oh yeah, it’s Sorry!

  9. eli says:

    Sorry, but we are all out.