extension ExtPose

Location Notifications (Ex)

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Show notifications of your location sharing friends and more. (Supports Google Map location sharing)

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Description from store Show notifications of your location sharing friends and more. (Works with Google Maps location sharing!) Story & Features: Season #2: (Previously on season 1: There once was a "Latitude Notifications" extension for Google Latitude, an I was a happy user, until Google killed Latitude. After months without notifications, I rewrote the old extension to work with Google+ location sharing.) Recently, Google moved location sharing from Google+ back to Google Maps again. Since I have foresee this problem years ago, and architected this extension accordingly, this time I am able to quickly adapt to the change. To continue receiving location notifications, please install the new "Google Maps Location Provider" extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/aoiaobnnbepbkgepbccipipllpmoegjk Hint for new users: click on the "Ex" at the top of the configurations page for more controls and configurations. Season #1: I was once a happy user of Latitude Notifications ... until Google decided to kill Latitude with only a short notice... :( After weeks without location updates, I decided to create my own "clone" of Latitude Notifications, but takes Google+ location sharing as source. It turned out to be more than a clone. :D The old code was almost completely rewritten, with two major features: 1. The location source is split from the notification. This extension is only the notification module, which can take location updates from arbitrary sources; I have created another extension to track Google+ location updates and channel information to this module. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ggedjgnelceocdippaplkifmgeknklbe The downside is that you have to install two extensions, but the up side is that, in case Google decide to make another switch later, adapting to new location provider is much less painful. 2. The notification function has been greatly enhanced. I made use of the latest rich notification. When you enter the "Ex" mode, you have an option to enable a small map on each notification. (Please refer to image #4 and #5) You can also customize the notification level (i.e. move across town, move in town), as well as specifying a threshold to filter out jitters (ignore random small movements).

Latest reviews

  • (2014-12-09) James Newton: Works great on my 64 bit Chrome under Win7. Would like some step by step instructions on setting up a phone to report position.
  • (2014-06-23) Nick Zou: Can't work under 64 bit Chrome, please check and upgrade it, thanks!
  • (2013-12-31) omprakash saini: nice
  • (2013-11-10) Andrei Melencu: Works as advertised. I'd like to be able to change the map type (road map / sattelite) and to disable "dismiss after X seconds". The notifications should remain there until viewed.

Latest issues

  • (2019-03-09, v:1.1.2017.11070) Sascha: no notification if the option "Show a map in notifications" is activated
    there is no notification when the option "Show a map in notifications" is activated
  • (2016-12-02, v:1.0.2014.2221) Felipe Barousse Boué (febb): Support for new G+ format
    G+ is required for Location Notifications to work properly. Nevertheless G+ has changed its pages formats (and maybe much more internally) and Location Notifications no longer supports the newest G+ format, design and features. To use it we, as users, have to revert to old G+ formats which is not desirable. Please, make LN support the latest version of G+ Thanks in advance and kudos for the great work !
  • (2016-10-14, v:1.0.2014.2221) fail to fetch self profile
    It gives me an error, it says "Unable to load: fail to fetch self profile: error: 404
  • (2016-02-03, v:1.0.2014.2221) Not getting notifications...
    Clicking on the Chrome extension button shows me my friend's location, but I don't seem to proactively showing notifications when she travels for example.
  • (2015-11-12, v:1.0.2014.2221) James Newton: Works for some phones, not others
    This works perfectly for my wife's android phone, but not my sons. Are there settings I need to check on his phone? It also doesn't work on my daughters windows based cell phone... is it possible to use it there?
  • (2015-02-28, v:1.0.2014.2221) Darin Bates: not working ?
    Hello, I have been unable to use the app. getting error: Cannot read property 'substring' of null.
  • (2015-02-18, v:1.0.2014.2221) J. Thomas Lippert: Error
    Hello, I have been unable to use the app. getting error: Cannot read property 'substring' of null.


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4.7 (13 votes)
Last update / version
2019-03-08 / 1.1.2017.11070
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