We hear ya! Introducing Loopt version 1.5: the easier way to discover and add friends on Loopt. Available now in the Apple App Store for free – go here to download it.
Let’s do the grand tour. Tap the “+” or “Add Friends” button on your Friends tab. In addition to adding friends to Loopt from your contacts or via entering mobile numbers, you can now view and add friends from “Friends you may know”. Clicking on “Friends you may know” displays friends of friends who aren’t currently in your Friend List. Now you can quickly send them a friend request without knowing their mobile number.
Okay, back to your Friends tab for some more fun. When you tap on a specific friend, there’s a nice new interface with two tabs. There’s the familiar Journal tab which displays all of your friend’s status updates and a new Profile tab that allows you to see who that specific friend is friends with. Go to the Profile tab and tap on “See Friends” to browse through their friends, explore common friends, and add new ones. They just have to accept your friend request :) .
Finally, some of you on the iPhone may notice banner ads in a few spots. This marks the very early phase of testing ads in our service and we want to hear what you think. The results of these early tests combined with your feedback will shape how we deliver ads in the future. We’re already working on new, innovative ad formats that leverage location to deliver more relevant and actionable offers. If we can deliver ads that are valuable to both you and advertisers, then everyone wins. Plus, it allows us to continue to offer Loopt for free – which we think is the biggest win of all.
We’re always working to make your Loopt experience as valuable, informative, and fun as possible. After all, Loopt is a lot more fun with more friends, right? You can look forward to more features in the near future such as Facebook Connect that make it even easier to find and add friends to your Loopt network.
We continue to rely heavily on all the great feedback that the Loopt community has provided us. Speaking of which, how do you like the new version? Leave us a comment and let us know! Go ahead, we’re listening…
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