The writing was on the wall for Google Latitude when the latest version of Google Maps, coming to iOS soon, did not include the location service. It didn’t take Google long to announce that Latitude would shut down completely on August 9.

An email to Google Latitude users today announced the end of the service and said that Latitude friends lists will be deleted and changes to third-party apps that use Google Latitude’s API. Location sharing has been added to Google+ for Android, and Google said that it would be hitting the iOS version of Google+ soon.

Google reassured users that if they only used location reporting for Latitude that it would be shut down once the service closes.

Google released its iOS client for Latitude in December 2010. It received its last update in December 2011.

Google to shutter Latitude service on August 9 originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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