Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.
Loopt's friend-tracking application integrates with iPhone's GPS and touch-screen camera technology in a rich, immensely usable native application that makes finding friends and nearby businesses easy. Loopt also supplies mapping, directions, and restaurant reviews using Microsoft Virtual Earth and Yelp. Directions are instantaneously mapped on Google.
By far the most compelling aspect is Loopt's capability to track your circle of friends and show you their whereabouts. A combination of GPS-mapping and standard social-networking attributes such as messaging, leaving comments, and click-to-call form the backbone of the opt-in friend-finding service. To get extra social with friends who aren't on Loopt, the application can be configured to autoupdate your status and whereabouts on Twitter and Facebook.
Loopt for iPhone uses location technology to connect you to the world around you like never before. Pinch, tap, and drag an interactive map to find where your friends are and what they are doing. Connect on the fly and instantly share photos and comments with all your friends and communities. Discover and explore nearby places and events recommended by friends and popular local services. You can always change your privacy settings if you don't want to be found.
What's new in this version:
Version 4.1 includes expanding pictures, Map navigation enhancements, improve UI, and bug fixes.