Google Maps 5.3 for Android, lets you see your Google Location History dashboard, check in at “home,” and add your own aspects for places when rating them.
- Location History dashboard
If you haven’t yet, you can enable Location History from your computer or from Latitude’s Settings menu on your phone. Location History is 100% opt-in and is private to you and nobody else. You can always delete any of your location history from the Manage History tab or correct the estimated work and home locations from the dashboard on your computer.
Now, you can also see your dashboard on your phone by tapping View location history from your Latitude profile. You’ll be able to see right on your phone how far you’ve travelled as well as an estimate of how much time you’ve spent at home, at work, or out.
View your location history dashboard from your Latitude profile on your phone and see estimates of where you’ve spent your time.
- Check in at home
Now that you can see how much time you spend at “home”, you might want to let friends know when you’re there. Checking in at places using Latitude is another way to keep a history of places you’ve been and also lets you share when you’re there. So now, you can start checking in at “home” in Latitude:
- Check in from Latitude and tap “Home – Tap to set your location” at the bottom of the nearby places list if you don’t have one yet.
- Use estimated current address or enter in your home address yourself.
- Once you’ve checked in at home once, “Home” will appear at the top of the list when you’re checking in near there.
Like Latitude and other check-ins, checking in at home is entirely opt-in. Your set “home” location isn’t searchable and only you can check in there. Just like any other check-in, you can choose with whom to share your home check-ins (along with your name and address info).
- Add your own aspects for places
Now, you can add your own aspects for each place. So if you think a place has a beautiful view or great music, you can add it yourself and quickly share it with the world. When rating places, you can add your own aspects like “music” for places and leave quick feedback.
To get started, update Google Maps from Android Market on devices with Android OS 1.6+ anywhere Google Maps and Latitude are already available.