Location History Dashboard added to Google Maps Android App
Google Maps Android app version 5.3 not only lets you see your Google Location History dashboard but also now lets you check in at “home” as well as add your own aspects for places when rating them. To see your dashboard on your Android phone, just tap view location history from your Google Latitude profile and the the app will display how far you have travelled as well as estimate how much time you’ve spent at home, at work, or out.
Google Maps 5.3 Android app now also lets you check in at home. This feature allows you to see how much time you spend at “home” and let friends know when you’re there. Here’s the procedure when checking-in at home:
- Check in from Latitude and tap “Home – Tap to set your location” at the bottom of the nearby places list if you don’t have one yet.
- Use the estimated current address or enter in your home address yourself.
- Once you’ve checked in at home once, “Home” will appear at the top of the list when you’re checking in near there.
Of course as this might not be a popular feature especially those who value their privacy so much, checking in at home is an opt-in feature. You can set “home” location as non-searchable.
The last new feature added to Google Maps 5.3 Android apps is the ability to rate different locations you’ve visited via Google Places with Hotspot via different aspects. This means that you can rate places based on their characteristics or specific aspects, for instance food or ambiance for a restaurant, and others.
To use the new features of Google Maps for Android check out the new version from the Android Market.
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