Thanks to all the players who came out to the Loopt Holiday Scavenger Crawl in New York and Los Angeles. We had a great time solving clues and racing from swanky galleries to coffee shops, even if we did face some rather extreme weather conditions.
Some of you won sweet prizes. Some of you got a free drink or two. Some of you even made some new friends. And all of you had a great time!
But we saved the best for last. THIS Saturday, January 2nd, it’s San Francisco’s turn to show us what you’ve got. We’ll be meeting at 2:00 PM in front of 111 Minna for the Holiday Scavenger Crawl. Sign up now if you haven’t already.
See you there?
The wait is finally over – Loopt is now available for FREE on the BlackBerry Storm I & II (9530/9550). You can download it by visiting www.loopt.com on your BlackBerry browser.
If you’re a BlackBerry Storm owner, now you can take advantage of all of the features that Loopt has to offer. You can discover nearby places and events by perusing detailed information from Zagat, Citysearch and the Loopt community. Or you can see where your friends are on maps and view their latest updates listed in real-time. You can also Check In to instantly share updates with friends across your favorite social networks, like Facebook and Twitter. Best of all, Loopt on the BlackBerry Storm runs in the background, which allows you to update your location in real-time while you are on the move, even when the Loopt application is not running in the foreground.
With this latest update, the new Loopt for BlackBerry is available to U.S. users on the BlackBerry Curve 8520, 8530, 8900, BlackBerry Bold 9000, 9700, BlackBerry Tour 9630 and BlackBerry Storm 9530 & 9550. The previous version of Loopt is still available for legacy devices such as the 8330. To see if your device is supported and get Loopt, visit www.loopt.com using your BlackBerry browser.
Click here for a walk-through of all the features in the new Loopt for BlackBerry.Get the new Loopt for the BlackBerry Storm »
“It was exciting for us to match our client’s business goals to the right mobile platform. Location-based advertising has been promised in the mobile industry for over a decade, and Loopt has delivered the engaging platform that makes this a reality,” said Jordan Greene, Principal/Mobile Media for Mella Media.
The campaign won the coveted mobile prize amongst other digital categories won by American Express OPEN, Coca Cola, and Ogilvy.
The campaign running in New York City presents the Loopt community with exclusive offers from the closest of B.R. Guest’s 15 restaurants including Dos Caminos, Ruby Foos, and Blue Water Grill. With a simple tap, the consumer can call the restaurant, connect to view the menu, map its location, or find the fastest route to get there.
Last month, we launched a brand new version of Loopt for BlackBerry. Lots of people liked the new update – some even suggested it was better than our iPhone app. But, one thing we heard over and over again: “I want it, too!”
We’re excited to announce the new Loopt is now available on even more BlackBerry smartphones, including the BlackBerry Bold 9700, as well as the BlackBerry Curve 8520 & 8530. Get the new Loopt for your BlackBerry right now!
While we were at it, we wanted to make sure we addressed a few bugs that you guys pointed out:
This new update of the Loopt BlackBerry application includes enhanced location accuracy, especially for Tour users, and a more efficient utilization of WiFi connections.
Anything else you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments!
Click here for a walk-through of all the features in the new Loopt for BlackBerry.
p.s. - We’re also working on a version for the BlackBerry Storm, so hang tight!
Time to give yourself a Holiday from the Holidays! Join a Holiday Scavenger Crawl of massive proportions - it’s part pub crawl, part urban scavenger hunt. Armed with the new Loopt application on your phone, you will join fellow players in Los Angeles (Sat., 12/12), New York (Sat., 12/19), and San Francisco (Sat., 1/2) scurrying from speakeasies to swanky galleries to coffee shops, solving clues, engaging with secret agents, and racing against the clock to win cool prizes and locate the VIP party of the season.
Consider this the cure for the unending drone of Holiday muzak, 50% off sales and grandma’s bundt cake. Instead, we’ll feature Carnival Dancers, love letters from Cupid, and dandelion weavings around the May Pole. And, all the while, you’ll get to meet up with fellow Loopt denizens on an escapade through the hotspots of a city you only think you know.Go here to sign up to play »
Thanks for being patient with us. We released the new Loopt last week but it had some performance issues so, since then, we’ve been working around the clock to get them fixed. In addition, we’ve also tried to address some of the great feedback we’ve been getting from the Loopt community.
You’ll be happy to hear that the newer Loopt for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available in the App Store.
Here are the improvements:
Check out the new Loopt demo video:
Hope you enjoy it,
The Loopt Team
Here’s the good news: the new Loopt for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available in the App Store. Yay!
The bad news: we expect heavy volume in the coming days as people update and this means you will probably be experiencing some unfortunate performance issues – such as really extreme slowness.
We’re working around the clock to fix these issues but some of them are going to require us to submit an update to the App Store. We’ll keep you posted on our progress via Twitter so make sure to follow us there if you want updates.
The Loopt Team
p.s. - If you want to see how the new Loopt for iPhone and iPod touch should work when it’s running smoothly, be sure to check out the video.
One of the features we’re most excited about is Pulse. We’ve brought together detailed information provided from Zagat and Citysearch and combined them with the input of the Loopt community to build an awesome list of hot places and events in your area, ensuring that you’ll never go bored again. It’s a Pulse of what’s happening in your city, and it’s available at your fingertips in the Discover tab.
For a full walk through of all the new features, click here.
We just launched a major update for Loopt on BlackBerry®! It’s available for free on the BlackBerry App World™ storefront – go here to download it now. You may have already heard about it from CrackBerry.com. If you want to take a tab-by-tab tour of the new Loopt application, go here