Google Leaderboard, this is new feature from Google Latitude that allows users to get a reward when the checks-ins with Google Latitude. With Google Latitude feature increasingly compete with foursquare, which is known as the ‘king’ of social media location based.
Last updated Google Maps seems to add something extra on Google Latitude. The new feature was not included in the list in the Android Market. Latitude now offers the Leaderboard, which allows users to “check in” to specific locations using Latitude.
Google has not officially talk will compete with Foursquare, nor has it announced a new feature. Google Maps on the update released last week, Google said only limited to fixing bugs and brings better battery performance for users History Location and Latitude.
Indeed, the new “check-in” feature in Google Maps is very similar to Foursquare, where check-in will appear when the user marks the location using Google Latitude app. If it had been done then the points will be obtained, which will then be directed to the Google Leaderboard standings to show the user and his friend Google +. Later that has a points / ranking the highest will get the crown. Only, unlike Foursquare, the Google Leaderboard does not have the ‘title’ Mayor at each location