Will Google Laditude Be Pushing?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thisisarcadia, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. thisisarcadia macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    It says it will display real time locations of your friends so does that mean it will be pushing all day your location? won't that kill the battery?
  2. vizkiz macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    Am I thinking the wrong thing about push notifications?
    I am believing that push notifications are sent from the server to your phone. So essentially your phone is receiving, just like an SMS. I don't think it should affect battery life that much.
  3. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    I don't think Google Latitude will be via push. Push notifications are just that - little messages. They really can't push anything besides that (like your position on a map).
  4. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    Only mobileme's FindMyiPhone runs in the background and allows u to be able to pull a direction from their web interface.

    Google might use push notification to get the user to open the app so that the location can be recorded.
  5. TheMBC macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    I'm pretty sure Google Latitude is going to be/is going to be a Web App for the iPhone, which aren't capable of using the PNS.

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