I don’t typically write about social media from a personal use perspective. I try to stick with the business side of things. However, every once in a while I run across an application that resonates with me or that I think is just too cool to not share. Yesterday I found one of those apps. It’s called Loopt. Basically it uses the GPS function on a user’s cell phone to provide a social-mapping service. The company provides a new way for friends to connect, share, and explore in the mobile environment.
Loopt shows users where friends are located and what they are doing via detailed, interactive maps on their mobile phones. The cool little apps also helps friends connect on the fly and navigate their social lives by orienting them to people, places, and events.
And as any good social app should Loopt lets users share location updates, geo-tagged photos, and comments with friends in their mobile address book or on online social networks, communities, and blogs.
Not just for iPhones, Loopt works on a number of mobile devices. Check it out.