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How to Get a Twitchy, Pre-Release Version of Google Latitude on webOS Without a Patch 37

by Dieter Bohn Thu, 17 Dec 2009 11:48 am EST

Tuesday we detailed how you could get Google Latitude up and running on webOS by spoofing the iPhone user agent.  Turns out no patch is needed to get a preview of what's coming soon for webOS. Instead, just head here on your Pre:

http://maps.google.com/maps/m?mode=latitude

As with the previous method, it'll launch Google Maps into a list of your latitude friends. You can poke around a bit but as we mentioned before, what we're looking at here clearly isn't quite ready for prime time as it will eventually just sort of turn itself off. Some features do work, though (for example, I just accepted a friend request).

In other words, don't go assigning blame for it being twitchy, just be happy knowing that it should be coming soon for really real.

Thanks to everybody who sent this in and thanks especially to evan410 for finding the new url!

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Good thing my ex-girlfriend thinks google is some kinda food from some other country.
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BTW- That's one of the reasons that she's an EX.

seems to work well when its working.

seems to work well when its working.

what we're looking at here clearly isn't quite ready for prime time as it will eventually just sort of turn itself off. Some features do work

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Any one know how I can make this a luanch-able app or bookmark? I try pasting url to browser but it open app immediately.

Make a random bookmark for any website
go to the boookmarks list (left dropdown menu) and then hit the (i) button on the right to edit the bookmark. Input name and URL - dont think the image can be changed tho - so maybe use http://www.google.com/latitude/intro.html and set the image before changing the URL

Add some random webpage as a bookmark, like google.com. It will open the settings screen for "this" new bookmark, edit the name and the url. Save it. Boom you have a bookmark for latitude.

Now you can add it to your launcher.

Latitude, eh?

http://xkcd.com/596/

I much rather see Navigation working, but that's a pipe dream.

seems cool...but is there a way to get rid of it. I want to go back to normal googlemaps now but I can't. Everytime I open googlemaps it shows this latitude thing. Am I stuck with it for life now..?

Tap Menu then Clear Map sends it back to regular Google Maps.

seems cool...but is there a way to get rid of it. I want to go back to normal googlemaps now but I can't. Everytime I open googlemaps it shows this latitude thing. Am I stuck with it for life now..?

White-screened and rebooted my pre as soon as I logged in.

Yeah.. clearing my browsers cache, history, and cookies didn't fix the google maps application. On the plus side, latitude seems to be fully functioning inside of the map application, along with all of the regular map features.

After clearing all those things I also set my privacy setting to not allow me to be seen then google maps went to regular mode. I think I also had to shutdown then restart google maps after that change before it fully went back to normal.

Was correctly showing my location using that mobile URL. I added my wife as a friend. She accepted, but it could not find her. Then I rebooted and now it says it can't even find my location.

Dieter had it right when he said "Twitchy".

What I did was type in www.google.com, added it as a "bookmark" and then it asks me to save it I just edited the URL when it ask me to save it! Thanks!

This looks SCARY! not the program. the service. I don't want people knowing where i am. Hell my boss could find me on those day i say i'm home sick but i really went to vegas. How do you cut this devil's tool off. i hope it's only "your latitude friends" as i'll just never accept anyone. Big Brother is watching. And your friends. And your wife. Your girlfriend. You mother. You mistress. Your boss. You neighbors.

you have to add them to your friends list...

did anyone else have the same results with this?

I went to the link provided and then closed the card that opened up. Afterwards I opened up google maps and to my surprise it was Latitude that came up?! While this is cool as crap I'm kinda wondering how it happened...

Mine is doing the same thing. Since typing in the URL in the browser. The google maps in the launcher loads up friends when it starts now. Neat. to remove it I swipe back or hit menu and clear map.

Yeah, I'd much rather have something like Street View than an elective LoJack.

froze then crashed and restarted my pre.

Mine seems to work fine, it updates nicely, and now loads every time I start google maps. Pretty Cool!

i cannot get this to work on my wifes pixi, bummer... i have no friends...
hehe... single tear...

As already noted this sticks inside of WebOS somewhere.
I was due for a trip to the doctor, that never gets old (:, anyway so that fixed it for me.

frankly i like it.. mine is sticking for the short term anyway..

Now when I open google maps all I get is a white screen. Anyone know how to get rid of this?

Nevermind, Figured it out. Just typed maps.google.com in browser and Lattitude came up and used the clear map and back to old google maps yay

Mine is doing the same thing. Since typing in the URL in the browser. The google maps in the launcher loads up friends when it starts now. Neat. to remove it I swipe back or hit menu and clear map. Online Diploma | Homeschooling | GED

i hope it's only "your latitude friends" as i'll just never accept anyone. Big Brother is watching. And your friends. Accredited High School Diploma | Adison High School

It seems, that Locate-arama does not work any longer after spoofing the iPhone user agent ? Does anybody know about that ??

I heard this app works very well. I will have to try it. Have not had a chance to try it.
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