Google Latitude on Pandora – Your friends will know where your Pandora is!February 11, 2009
Some of you may have heard of Google Latitude, the mobile (and now web) service that allows you to broadcast your location with friends, via phone signals. Well, now there is a way to use Latitude on the web, provided you have Firefox, WiFi and iGoogle. Google calculates your position through triangulation and your Wifi signal.
Guess where this is going? Guess what the Pandora has? That’s right, WiFi and Firefox!
So, effectively, you’ll be able to hook up to a Wifi hotspot in a city, log on to iGoogle on the Pandora, and share your location with friends, without suffering network costs! Pretty cool (and a terrifying invasion of privacy) eh?
If you still don’t understand, watch this video for an introduction…
If anyone want to try out the service on their laptops/desktops, here’s the howto:
P.S – It has pinned my location to 10 metres, which is both terrifying and awesomely-awesome.