But this new real-time feature is meant for short-term usage if you’re going to meet up with a friend, for example.
It make sense to make this a more temporary option for both battery life, and because of the creepy factor.
Download the sample dataset by GPS_track_to your computer.
This will be the data you use for the next section. You will also want some GPS data with which to experiment later in the tutorial.
Many service that update location in the background instead tend to ping towers to see if you’ve moved periodically.
And for those using Maps 4.6 on and Android 2.2 device the experimental “real-time updating” option can be be enabled for Latitude users, providing quicker updating of location information.
Most people should be prompted to install the update on their handset, but you can always go to the Android Market to locate the latest version as well.
The Google Mobile Blog has just announced availability of Maps for Android version 4.6.
Basically, there three new features of Maps for Android 4.6, and these are – new design for Place page reviews, more option for filtering search results and real-time updating option for Google Latitude.