Until today, sharing my location let friends and family know if I was across the globe or in their neighborhood.
Starting today in Google Maps 5.1 for Android, you can also connect that location to a real place by checking in there using Latitude.
You can still use Latitude to automatically update and share your location, but check-ins let you add context to the location—like captions to a photo.
We believe in letting you use or share your location however you like, and we’re working on making location and check-ins useful in more places—across Google and the web.
activated, the app doesn't update itself as I move around.