California: Google is set to shut down Latitude, a location mobile app, next month, making it the latest in a long list of notable services killed by the search giant.
Latitude, which allows people to let others know where they are through the use of their smartphone”s GPS, will stop functioning August 9. Google is urging people who want to share their locations to use the company”s Google+ app on Android. The company says the location-sharing feature will be added at some point to the iPhone version of Google+. Though there hasn”t been much of an uproar over the killing of Latitude as there was when the company shut down Google Reader this year, the Latitude news is the latest reminder that you never know when Google might decide to shut a service down.