Google Latitude Adds Check-Ins

Google Latitude Adds Check-Ins

Feb 1, 2011

Oh no, looks like Google has something up their sleeves. Today they announced the addition of Check-Ins via Google Latitude. Location based social networks and games have gained increasing popularity with sites such as Foursquare boasting over 15 million check-ins in their first year of service.

Check-ins are essential just that, a check in to a certain place or location. Through these various services you can share your location with others, allowing them to see where you are and what you’re up to. Different sites put different spins and incentives on check-ins such as badges or real world discounts to the very establishments that you are checking in to.