19 November, 2006
Update on Loopt - the geo-tagging service
Loopt launches on Monday 20th November - download available from www.boostlive.com. It's a location-based social mapping service that's only available in the US on the Boost network that I have mentioned before.
The system automatically updates the location of everyone in a private network of Boost customers and displays that information directly on a map on the phone. When a friend in the network is nearby, it sends an alert. It's the first geo-tagging mobile service.
The service is free for the rest of this year and $2.99 per month from 2007. We'll watch this with interest...... it looks darned good... gettin' jiggy to switch over to Boost just for this.