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Google Latitude API

The Google Latitude API allows for websites and developers to integrate with Google Latitude, which lets users update and read their current location, their location history, and other geo-related information.

In Latitude, a location is a record of where a user was at a given time. A location always contains a latitude, a longitude and a timestamp. It might also contain more details about the position of the user at that time, such as altitude, or metadata about how the position itself was captured, such as accuracy.

A user typically has a current location, which represents the most recent known position of the user. In some cases, however, a user might decide to temporarily hide, making their position invisible to Latitude friends. A hidden user has no current location.

A user can opt to have their locations stored as a time series by Google. This collection of positions is called the user's location history.

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Google Latitude: Highlights

Summary
Location sharing service
Category
Mapping
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON, XML, Atom
API home
https://developers.google.com/latitude/ 
This is 1 of
116 APIs by Google

Google Latitude: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
 
Service Endpoint
https://www.googleapis.com/latitude/v1/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
App registration  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.google.com  
Company
Google  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
1,000,000 queries per day (via API Console) 
Terms of Service
code.google.com/apis/latitude/terms.html 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key, Google Auth 
SSL Support
Yes 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
https://groups.google.com/group/google-latitude-api 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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Mashups, Developers & Source Code

Developers using Google Latitude[ Add me ]

  • vzaar
  • cyclingthealps
  • egilchri
  • flocations
  • jacksparrow007
  • manatok
  • vaishakh22

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Comments 

March 31, 2011
at 23:22
Comment by: vaishakh22

Theres another good mashup you can add
Google Latitude Mashup with Google Maps
http://googlelatiude.blogspot.com/2011/03/google-latitude-mashup-with-google-maps.html

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