Find and Get Directions to Your Colleagues at the Conference Using Google Latitude!

If your team is going to a conference, convention, or trade show, it can be quite difficult to find your colleagues in the mass chaos. Google Latitude could be the solution to this problem. Google Latitude allows you to locate your colleague and get directions to her/him. 

Here are the steps you will need to take to set up the tool for your iOS device (iPad or iPhone):

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  1. Download Google Latitude
  2. Accept & Share 
  3. Sign into your Gmail account 
  4. Enter an email address (Gmail) or select from Google contacts
  5. Settings: Detect your location

Now you can tap on a friend and get directions to her/her.
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  1. Download Google Maps
  2. Sign into your Google account
  3. Tap on the drop down menu and select Latitude
  4. Tap on the Add Friend icon
  5. Enter an email address (Gmail) or select from Google contacts
  6. Tap on a friend and go to Manage sharing
  7. Share best available location
Now you can tap on a friend and get directions to her/her. Select Hide your location if you would don’t want your friends to see your location. 

My team will be going to the 21st Century Learning Hong Kong conference this Thursday to Saturday (Jan 24th-26th), so we will test out this app, and see how well it locates us and provides directions to our colleagues’ location. 

How to Stop Google Latitude From Tracking You 

Turning off the app will not stop Google from tracking you. You will need to follow these simple steps: 

iOS

  1. Go to Settings on your iOS device 
  2. General
  3. Location Services
  4. Turn Latitude off

Android

  1. Go to Settings on your Android device 
  2. Location Services
  3. Turn off “Location and Google”
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