Loopt: Biggest Update Yet Launched At BlackBerry Developer Conference

By Bla1ze on 9 Nov 2009 02:57 pm EST
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Loopt For BlackBerry

Loopt, the location aware application which allows you to stay updated, keep in touch and find out what's going on around you in an instant, got a nice update today. Loopt which has seen some small changes over time calls this the biggest update to hit Loopt since it's launch as it brings many new services and features to it's users.  Some of the features are listed below:

  • Discover the best places and events, including those rated highly by your friends on Pulse
  • See where your friends are on maps view their latest updates listed in real-time and comment on them
  • Check-in to instantly share your updates with friends, easily update Facebook and Twitter with your photos and places in one Loopt check-in
  • Browse and rate local places and events. Peruse detailed information from Zagat, Citysearch, and the Loopt community
  • Save money through special offers from nearby retailers with local coupons
If you have never checked out Loopt before, today is a great day to have a look with all the new features released. At this time though Loopt is only available in the United States through BlackBerry App World. Current devices supported are BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Curve 8900 and the BlackBerry Tour 9630.

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Loopt: Biggest Update Yet Launched At BlackBerry Developer Conference

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This looks like a great app, but does not appear to be Storm compatible. Why do app developers always leave us in the cold?

Am I just out of the loopt? Ha..pun intended. Never heard of this before but sounds promising. Alas.. I am a Storm 1 owner.. so I guess I will continue to be "out of the loopt"... sorry. Had to.

I went to m.loopt.com and tried installing the Verizon 9630 (Tour) installer. Loopt put me in an infinite "Need to Changer your Permissions) loop. So I deleted it. I guess I'll wait for some loopt love later. That's alliteration.

I got it installed just fine. Verizon Tour. Just clicked the trackball on the change permissions and it worked just fine. At work so haven't got to play with it much.

Guess it serves m right for getting an old phone. Damn, I knew I should've saved up for the Tour. I gotta tell ya, I'm jealous of everything my dad's Tour can do. Nicer themes, faster, and of course camera quality. The 8330's camera is atrocious.

You can only use Loopt for Verizon, AT&T, and sprint. Doesn't matter if you have a tour with another provider

How is this a bigger deal than the other news? There are lots of "do it all" apps like this, none of which I'm interested in..

I first downloaded loopt when I still had an 8830. I don't know about this being a carrier specific app, but I also downloaded it to my new 9630. For you storm users out there, I would try to download it anyway if you are interested, as I know it works on other models than those listed above.

*hardheaded I know*

Looks pretty nice... runs very smoothly. Connects extremely fast, especially to Twitter and Facebook. Just...

...can't figure out how to use it. I'm sure I'll get it though. lol

installed loopt on 8330 running 5. dont drain my battery. also installed on 9630 tour, running 5. unfortunately the phone got the updated program. 2 hours after curve install. looks like a lot of nice features. although i doubt they be getting used. the thing i thought that sucked. is the my version has a 1, 5, or 25 mile radius choosing. whereas the new version only has a .5, 2, or 10 mile radius. for my needs. 5 miles is perfect. so the other phone will suck. too short or too long. wished they woulda left the 5 in there as that is perfect.

for my needs. this thing works perfect.

Come on this is stupid why do we (storm users) always get left out? Why is it sooo hard to get us on line? Come on folks....Boy i see why many folks i know are getting rid of the BB's and going for the droids...hmmmm....

I was excited to see this updated for the Tour!
....But when I click to run the app (all permissions have been set to allow), I alternate errors:

"loopt-4 verification error" or
"error starting loopt: error loading module 'loopt' OutOfMemoryError"

Thoughts?

Update:
A few delete's and reinstalls with Desktop Mgr and it works now...