That’s what I said back in June at the Apple Developer Conference when I introduced the Loopt service on the iPhone. It’s hard to believe that we’re already into February 2009. I want to thank all of you for growing with us as we continue to improve the Loopt service. We remain committed to helping you discover and navigate the ever-changing world around you.
Last year, we made solid progress toward our goal to build a ubiquitous interoperable network so that you can use Loopt with all your friends. To that end, Loopt is now available on more than 100 mobile devices, including the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry, and across all major U.S. carriers (including Sprint, Verizon, Boost, MetroPCS, AT&T, and T-Mobile). In fact, we find that over 50 percent of Loopt friend invites are sent between different phones and networks.
Based on your feedback, we delivered a number of enhancements to the service including the integration of content from Yelp to help you make plans with friends on the go. We introduced new features like Loopt Mix to help you meet and connect with new people nearby. We’ve also added tools like Loopt Link that can simultaneously update and share your Loopt experience with all your social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. Over the next few months, look for more service enhancements and new features as we continue to build upon and expand the service to meet your needs for actionable, real-world information.
Noted above are just a few of the milestones that we reached over the last year. However, what I’m most excited to share is the growth and activity we experienced in the Loopt community. Last year, we saw the community grow to more than 1 million users. These include people that have used Loopt to find surfing buddies
We love hearing stories like these from the Loopt community. It really makes the long hours our team spends working on the service worth it. And please, as always, continue to let us know what you’d like to see with regard to new features, privacy controls, and advertising. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us improve Loopt so keep it coming. We look forward to meeting more of you and continuing to build a robust and vibrant community.
Founder & CEO