Brady Forrest over at O'Reilly Radar has a new post that highlights an unofficial release of preliminary API for Latitude, Google's geo-location sharing service. Although the API has not been formally identified by Google, the API can be seen in use in two new apps: the new Google Location Blog Badge and Google Talk Location Status.
Earlier this year, Google requested map data from the Korean government. In response, Korean tech companies Naver and Kakao have increased free limits to their respective maps APIs beyond what Google offers. The government is expected to respond next month but the competition has already started.