Verizon Gets Loopt
Verizon has signed with social mapping service Loopt to offer the application on some of their phones. Loopt offers most of the features of other social networking applications like AIM or Twitter and combines them with geolocation features enabling users to find their friends’ real-time locations on a map interface. Locations are given out on a permission-only basis, with sharing exclusive to a user’s designated friends.
The feature will be available in Verizon’s Get It Now virtual store starting in April for $3.99 per month. It will work on over 20 Get It Now-enabled phones, including the LG Chocolate, MOTORIZR Z6tv and G’zOne Type-S.