Palringo all-in-one IM adds location broadcasting

Let your friends stalk you with Palringo IM.

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If you would rather display your location information to friends in your town, than type out where you are, Palringo IM's new location-finding feature will appeal to you.

Palringo Local, as the new feature is called, released on Tuesday in an automatic update for the Windows Mobile application.

The location-aware feature is strictly opt-in. Like most apps of this ilk, its controls allow you to go offline at will and to set limits on who can and can't see you.

If Palringo Local can't find you, or miscalculates, you can always set your location yourself.

The location feature is scheduled to come to Palringo's other mobile platforms by the year's end.

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