How does cell phone location tracking with Google Latitude work?

Tim Stone June 8, 2011

Does the cell phone that I’m tracking for its location have to have Google Latitude installed in order for me to find the location of the phone?

  1. Mike
    June 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Google Latitude needs to be installed and running on the phone, it has to be logged in with a Google Account and (at least for iOS) location data gathering has to be enabled for the App to work.

    Google Latitude is no traditional tracking rather a location sharing service. 
    Like you share pictures, videos, stuff you like or do via Twitter or Facebook, Google Latitudes main purpose is to share your current location with familoy, friends and acquaintance.