Loopt for iPhone gets interesting... in real time!

Loopt has not only launched a new iPad app this week, Loopt Pulse [Free - iTunes link], but now a new version of their iPhone app as well [Free - iTunes link].

What's the big difference? How about the ability to easily find interesting people, places, and events with just your iPhone and Loopt's map screen. Yawing in the middle of a droning conversation, eyes drooping at a lame party, not sure where to go in the center of sleepy-town USA? Loopt's full-scale assault one boredom just might have your back.

There's also a new version for BlackBerry, if you find that interesting.

My Canadianess prevents me from trying it (location services are typically highly region-sensitive by virtue of their content partnerships), so if you give it a whirl let me know if I'm missing out.

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, ZEN and TECH, MacBreak Weekly. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter, App.net, Google+.

More Posts

 

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

← Previously

Crosswords for iPad give-away

Next up →

TiPb Live! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT (1am GMT)

There are 9 comments. Add yours.

Tweger01 says:

I just tried it out, has a neat feature where you can click "add by contact list" and those that have loopt in your contacts will show up (don't know If this is new, I haven't used this app in forever).
We'll see if it's of any use

Drunk says:

I wish apple would make an app like this and kill off all the existing ones, foursquare gowalla etc etc and all of the iphone user base is spread out across all of them. We need something like BB messenger combined with an app like loopt as a preinstalled apple made native app. That'd rock.

Dexter says:

Great App... for Stalkers!!!

WTF? says:

This post is hilarious! The language from this blog is a rip off of Whrrl release from last month. Loopt must be getting desperate. The post even ends with, give it a Whirl. Haha Freudian slip?

Linda says:

OMG- you are right, WTF. Good detective work. I just found the write up in TechCrunch. Plagiarism lives!
http://techcrunch.com/2010/03/10/whrrl-3/

Linda says:

In defense of Rene, I think she was fed this story. I can't see her blatantly stealing from a TechCrunch article. Rene, say it isn't so!

Rip off says:

Guy or girl, looks like a shill. It is not surprising to see such blatant plagiarism on this site. Rene is just a hack with nothing original to say. It doesn't matter if it is the NY Times, TechCrunch or USA Today, stealing content is the just new way of the world. Get use to it.

WTF? says:

The respect for intellectual property differs internationally. While it seems strange in the US to steal ideas, there are many examples like this in China. I saw a Bucks's coffee in Hong Kong with almost the same logo and the same drink menu. I would not be suprised if Canadians just had a different standard for crossing the line.