Google infuses a new feature allowing you to check-in to places without needing a separate app. Another venture in making out-of-the-box Android devices more independent without relying on facebook, foursquare, or the slew of other apps made for location status. Using Google Places via Google Map 5.1 users will be able to check-in at wherever they happen to be and share their experiences with pictures and comments. This will also be integrated with latitude allowing your friends to receive notifications if you check in to nearby locations. You can also setup automatic check-ins and check-outs from specified locations. Check-ins will only be viewable by people you choose to share them with. The regularity and the amount of check-ins will affect the users title at said place to “Regular” , “VIP”, or “Guru” on the Google Places page. It’s a free update and should now be available on the Android Market.