Loopt Social Mapping Service Now Available on Most Popular BlackBerry Phones From Sprint, Alltel, T-Mobile and AT&T

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Loopt, a revolutionary social-mapping and communication service, announced today that the location- based service is now available for free to BlackBerry users on the Sprint, Alltel, T-Mobile and AT&T networks. BlackBerry users can now share their location information with friends across multiple devices and carrier networks.

According to a recent report from IDC, BlackBerry handsets lead the industry in smartphone sales with 44.5% of the market, largely due to the new consumer-friendly phones they now offer like the Curve and Pearl.

"Smartphones have become increasingly popular with young consumers and we are confident that users will be delighted with the Loopt user experience on the Blackberry," said Sam Altman, CEO of Loopt. "Loopt continues to deliver on the promise of a truly interoperable and accessible location-based service available across multiple carriers and devices."

Loopt shows users where friends are located and what they are doing via detailed, interactive maps on their mobile phones. Loopt helps friends connect on the go and navigate their social lives by orienting them to people, places and events. Users can also share location updates, geo-tagged photos and comments with friends in their mobile address book or on online social networks, communities and blogs.

Loopt was designed with user privacy at its core and offers a variety of effective and intuitive privacy controls. For more information about Loopt or to download the Loopt for your Blackberry please visit www.loopt.com. Loopt for Blackberry is free to download and use. However, a data plan is required and standard data and messaging charges from your carrier may apply.

About Loopt

Loopt, based in Silicon-Valley and backed by leading venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates, has created a revolutionary social-mapping service that changes the way friends connect, share and explore in the mobile environment. Leveraging the latest location-based technologies, Loopt automatically updates and delivers friend location maps, messages and alerts on mobile handsets and the Web. Loopt was designed with privacy considerations at its core and offers a variety of effective and easy-to-use privacy controls for subscribers. Loopt works with leading mobile, social networking, and online privacy and security organizations such as the Center for Democracy & Technology, Family Online Safety Institute, Cyber Safe California, ConnectSafely.org, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, and the Progress & Freedom Foundation's Center for Digital Media Freedom, and the Internet Safety Task Force. Loopt is also TRUSTe certified. For more information, please visit www.loopt.com.

Web site: http://www.loopt.com//


Rating:
Reviews:
Review Article
  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'Johnny'
    I have a Blackberry on T-Mobile...this app doesn't work. I get an error message that it only works on a 800 phone. hmmm...maybe they should test it out first.


      Was this review helpful to you?   (Report this review as inappropriate)


For more discussions, follow this link …

Featured Video
Editorial
Jeff RoweJeff's MCAD Blogging
by Jeff Rowe
Siemens Goes ECAD With Mentor Graphics Acquisition
Jobs
Mechanical Engineer for IDEX Corporation at West Jordan,, UT
GIS Analyst II for Air Worldwide at Boston, MA
Senior Structural Engineer for Design Everest at San Francisco, CA
Business Partner Manager for Cityworks - Azteca Systems, LLC at Sandy, UT
Upcoming Events
Design & Manufacturing, Feb 7 - 9, 2017 Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA at Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim CA - Feb 7 - 9, 2017
Innorobo 2017 at Docks de Paris Paris France - May 16 - 18, 2017
Display Week 2017 at Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St Los Angeles CA - May 21 - 26, 2017
SolidCAM: Program your CNCs directly inside your existing CAD system.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise