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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Apple is working on “Find my Friends” service

The location based services have become very much popular in web 2.0 world. And now, Apple seems to be developing its own social networking service or rather a feature in iOS 5, which can be used to locatefriends near your place using GPS technology.As noted by some enthusiasts, Apple is working on “Find my Friends” service and it will probably be included in the iCloud app. Well, this service was previously found in iOS 4.3 code, but then many sources had claimed that Apple has shelved this project due to some reasons.

Now that the developers have found the evidence of Find my Friends in recent iOS code, we can at least say that there will be something exciting for iDevice users in the future.

For those who haven’t heard about this service earlier, it will allow similar “Followers” mechanism to connect with each other. Apple has been testing such services for last few years, but they never launched them for public use. Anyway, here’s the code that references to Find my Friends services -


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