Google Latitude for iPhone, But Only as a Web App

Google’s Mat Balez, announcing the Google Latitude for iPhone web app:

We worked closely with Apple to bring Latitude to the iPhone in a way Apple thought would be best for iPhone users. After we developed a Latitude application for the iPhone, Apple requested we release Latitude as a web application in order to avoid confusion with Maps on the iPhone, which uses Google to serve maps tiles.

Translation: Apple rejected their native iPhone app.

Thursday, 23 July 2009