READ WRITE WEB - Oct 19 - Loopt is introducing a new i Phone app called Loopt Mix.
The new app is actually a spin-off of Loopt's "Mix" feature, which lets you browse the Loopt profiles of those around you within its original mobile social networking app.
Although the company is not specifically marketing Mix as a dating app, it's clearly designed for mobile singles.
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Loopt for the i Phone became available to US customers of the Apple i Tunes App Store on July 11, 2008.
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It has shown off Loopt’s i Phone application at conferences, featured it on its displays and even made it central in one of the new i Phone commercials.
But Loopt hasn’t yet reached its potential on the device.
It’s a work-in-progress, and updates to Loopt’s app show that.Mix is a spin-off of a feature included in the original Loopt app that lets you see the profiles of people around you and gin up instant-message conversations.The app lets you choose what you’re “interested in” from other Mixers, be it dating, networking, friendship, or “anything,” the latter option reminiscent of Facebook’s “anything I can get” relationship status.Loopt's geosocial networking services, similar to the likes of whrrl, buzzd, and brightkite, show users where friends are located and what they are doing via maps on their mobile phones.It is available on select devices across Sprint/Nextel, AT&T, Boost Mobile, Verizon, and Metro PCS, as well as the i Phone, Android and Black Berry.