Loopt Now On Android Market


One of the most popular Mobile Social Networking apps – Loopt – is now available on the Android Market. You can also download the application by visiting http://loopt.com on your G1. Rather than explain ourselves, here is how Loopt themselves describe their creation:

With Loopt, turn your T-Mobile G1 into a social compass and never be lonely, bored or hungry again! View an interactive map to find where your friends are and what they’re doing. Connect on the fly and instantly share photos and comments with all your friends and communities like Facebook®, Twitter, and others. Explore nearby places and events recommended by friends. You always have full control over your privacy settings.

Loopt works across all the major carriers and devices so you can share your location with friends even if they don’t have a T-Mobile G1.

The application works on a TON of phones across a ton of manufacturers and carriers. Many app developers face a catch 22 of sorts when it comes to social networking software: people won’t download it and use it unless its helpful/entertaining but social networking apps rely on tons of people to be helpful/entertaining in the first place.

Loopt has already crossed that river (Oregon Trail Style?) and is available on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Boost, MetroPCS and T-Mobile with availability across more than 100 different handsets. Of course, it still won’t be useful unless your friends/family are using it… but that’s why we’re the early adopters and influencers of the masses.

Here is a tidbit from the Loopt/Android Press Release:

Loopt®, an interoperable social-mapping and communication service, announced that its service is launching today to consumers through the Android Market, Google’s new mobile application store.

Loopt users can share their location between carrier networks with fellow Loopt users on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Boost, MetroPCS and T-Mobile. Loopt is currently supported on more than 100 handsets including the iPhone and BlackBerry and is now available on select phones with the Android Market. Android is an open and compressive mobile operating platform developed by an alliance of leading technology and wireless companies including Google Inc., T-Mobile, HTC, Qualcomm, Motorola and many others.

The Loopt experience in the Android Market offers all the core Loopt features including background location updating which enables users to receive alerts when a friend is nearby. Users can also switch between map modes for a satellite view of their friend map or to monitor traffic delays. Beyond sharing their location and status information with friends via phones, Loopt users can also easily share their information with popular Web services such as Facebook®, MySpace® and Twitter or personal blogs and Web sites.

“From the start, our goal has been to build a ubiquitous interoperable network in which customers don’t have to worry about who has what provider or mobile device,” said Sam Altman, co-founder and CEO of Loopt. “This focus is combined with a commitment to delivering compelling consumer location services and effective privacy standards.”

Download the app and let us know how you like it!

[Via Loopt PR]

Rob Jackson
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  1. Thanks for the info, will check it out!

  2. Ghey. The best part of living in a metropolis is the Urban Alienation. I don’t everyone knowing where I am and asking me to socialise with them.

  3. Is loopt MIX coming out?

  4. so what have mix on the G1? iPhone has Mix to meet people? What’s up with that?

  5. Also check out Centrl, pretty cool Android app, they also have iPhone and BlackBerry versions I think…- http://centrl.com

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