Wow, you've finally done it. +Google Maps
has gotten worse with an update. My wife was on a multi state trip today, and while Google+ locations was working earlier this week, her location is not even visible anymore in Google+. She has no way to force it to update, whereas in the past, simply running Google Maps was sufficient. I've been in the dark all day as to where she is, and she's still not home.
I've talked to her, and she cannot figure out how to get it updating again. I guess I'll just cross my fingers and hope she's home soon.
At the very least, make Google+ locations as functional as Latitude was. This is uncalled for, especially for us users that are already on Google+, and don't need to be forced into the product.