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

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

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
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.

9 Comments
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Great App... for Stalkers!!!
  • 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?
  • 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/
  • 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!
  • Rene is a guy
  • 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.
  • 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.