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 atwww.itunes.com/appstore/.