Loopt location updating

Loopt was a company based in Mountain View, California, United States which provided a service for smartphone users to share their location selectively with other people (see location-based service).The service supported i Phone, Black Berry, Android and Windows Phones. Their applications offered a variety of privacy controls.

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11, 2008 – Looptâ, 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.

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.

We just covered 5 Weak Points of Location Sharing Services that may hold it from hitting mainstream adoption but million of users are already utilizing Location Based Services for their benefit.

Even with certain shortcomings, Location Based Services have got enormous power to fuel the next wave in social networking.