MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Apr 02 (MARKET WIRE) —
Loopt (www.loopt.com), the groundbreaking, location-based, mobile, social
networking service, today announced its Loopt Pulse App for iPad is
available in the App Store. The app is a specially designed version that
provides iPad users with a quick and easy way to keep up with what’s
happening around them by providing real-time information on tens of
thousands of local events, including places to eat and drink, music
concerts, movies, comedy and theatre shows, and more.
“The iPad is going to change the way people interact with content,” said
Sam Altman, Loopt CEO. “The Loopt Pulse App for iPad provides users with
a great way to tap into all the different events and things taking place
around them, no matter where they are, whether it’s sitting on the couch,
in their hotel room or being out and about at a local neighborhood coffee
shop or restaurant. The capabilities of the device let us deliver this
experience to users in a brand-new, photo-centric way.”
The Loopt Pulse App for iPad draws on Loopt’s industry leading experience
with social, place and event mapping on mobile devices. The new service
integrates with Facebook through Facebook Connect, allowing people to use
their Facebook login credentials. Users can use Loopt Pulse’s Map or
brand new Photo View to browse information on different places and events
around their current location. In some instances, users can even hear a
sample of a band playing at music venues from within the app. Loopt Pulse
information is powered by leading content providers including: Zagat;
CitySearch; Microsoft’s Bing; TastingTable; Zvents; Metromix;
SonicLiving; and more.
Features of the Loopt Pulse App include:
– Photo and Map view for all nearby events and entertainment.
– Ability to see the places your friends like.
– Access to reviews, directions and photos of restaurants, bars and
music venues nearby.
– Easy RSVP to public Facebook events.
– Recommendation sharing with your friends.
The Loopt Pulse App for iPad is available for free from the App
Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. For more information, go to
Loopt is the leading location-based mobile social mapping company. Loopt
produces a suite of mobile applications including Loopt, Loopt Pulse for
iPad, and Loopt Mix, to allow users to discover the world around them.
Loopt products use location on mobile phones, iPad and iPod touch devices
to help their users find and enjoy the friends, places, and events around
them right now. The Loopt services have more than 3 million registered
users and partnerships with every major U.S. mobile phone carrier. Loopt
is available on over 100 phones, including iPhone. (See
www.loopt.com/phones for the full range of supported handsets.) The
company is located in Silicon-Valley and backed by leading venture
capital firms Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates. Loopt was
designed with privacy considerations at its core and offers a variety of
effective and intuitive privacy controls.
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