How to make Google Latitude Work on your T-Mobile UK G1 (until they do a firmware update)

Do you like location? Do you like mobile? Then you’ll love Google Latitude but if you have a UK G1 then the firmware upgrade to build it into the native maps client isn’t available yet. Which is obviously not ideal. So here’s the strangely manual hacky way to get it to work if you really must (I must)

  1. set up latitude on your desktop computer.
  2. visit http://google.com/ig on your android browser
  3. choose ‘classic view’
  4. select google latitude from the iGoogle sidebar
  5. accept the gears request to use your location
  6. profit
As you can see, the Web Wins Again.