Google: Latitude "coming soon" for iPhone

Google’s just-announced Latitude, a service that lets users track the location of their friends—kind of like the Marauder’s Map in “Harry Potter,” except instead of an enchanted parchment you use Google Maps—is “coming soon” for the iPhone and iPod touch, according to Google’s posts touting the feature.

In a list of phones Latitude supports, support for iPhone and iPod touch is listed as “Coming soon! … via the Google Mobile App” ( ), at least in the United States.

It’s a direct assault by Google on the location-savvy social networking used by apps such as Loopt ( ).

Our pals down the hall at PC World have a more detailed look at how Google Latitude works, if you’re curious.

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