Loopt Coming Soon to the iPhone 3G

Wish you knew where your friends and family were at all times? Have you heard of Loopt yet?

Loopt is a mobile phone application that enables users to spy on see the location of their friends on an interactive map (see image below). The application also allows you to message friends in your general area and setup automatic alerts to notify you when friends are nearby.

In the last few months, Loopt has published several BlackBerry versions of its software for all major American cellphone carriers including T-Mobile, AT&T, Alltel and Sprint. Loopt also demonstrated an Alpha version of their software for the 3G iPhone at the 2008 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). You can sign up to be notified when the full iPhone version of Loopt is released here.

If you have a Jailbroken iPhone, then the function and features of Loopt might sound similar to Twinkle. Twinkle is a native Twitter client for the iPhone that pairs your GPS location with your Twitter posts. Twinkle also gives you the ability to add images to your Twitter Tweets.

But whether or not you use Loopt, Twinkle or Twitter.. it’s not any fun unless all your friends are also using the service.


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2 thoughts on “Loopt Coming Soon to the iPhone 3G

  1. It’s also not fun when Loopt says it’s available for the BlackBerry Pearl and it doesn’t work. I tried to download it to my AT&T BlackBerry Pearl and I get a message saying that it doesn’t support my phone. That’s not cool. I’ll stick to Buddy Beacon. At least all of my friends can use it through Facebook and SMS.

  2. hi…if i have loopt at my phone…(iphone) when the full version is aviable, can i see my friends if the don’t have Loopt? or do they have to run the app to?:P

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