Loopt Adds Curated Restaurant, Bar Recommendations via TastingTable

Loopt [Free - iTunes link] has added curated restaurant and bar recommendations via a partnership with TastingTable. With more and more location-based apps and services becoming available on the iPhone, we're once again seeing a lot of crowd-sourcing (where users enter locations, ratings, tips, and recommendations) used to power it. Loopt, one of the original location apps, is going the other direction and using TastingTable's team of editors to provide an expert level of detail for potential customers.

Crowds can typically cover more, curators can typically cover better. If you try out the latest version of Loopt, let us know how the new recommendations work for you!

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.