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Is there anyway to make google lattitude be more reliable?
every time I look my friends report "stale location" sometimes data is 1-3+ days old.
I don't expect it to update in real time, but 3 day old data is useless to me.
any way to make it better/ update more frequently?
- 12-17-2010, 11:05 AM #2
- 12-17-2010, 11:10 AM #3
- 12-17-2010, 03:47 PM #5
Also make sure the other person has there location visible and not set to a set location, otherwise it will show them in that location no matter what....>?
- 12-21-2010, 08:48 AM #6
I've been using Latitude since it first came available for BlackBerry some time ago and with Android for about a year. It's a half-@ss app at best. It has a long way to go before it's reliable. If you want reliability, try GPS tracker or some other GPS app.
- 12-21-2010, 12:16 PM #7
It's very accurate and reliable, can even watch the wife's progress on her way home from work. The other person must have their location services turned on for it to work. A stale location means those services aren't running on that persons phone.Galaxy Nexus, Droid Charge, Gtab 10.1
- 12-21-2010, 12:28 PM #8
- 12-21-2010, 04:21 PM #9
My experience with it is that while it tracks semi-ok, it's usually not too accurate.
With BOTH phones with me, it's WAY off sometimes on the tracking.
With Real Time tracking, it will update position about 4 or 5 times and then bounce back to an old cell location.
When passing through a "hole" in cell coverage, it won't update location until the user opens Gmaps again.
It's an ok app, but not even close to accurate.