Loopt location-based service released the new verison of its iPhone app, and now it has support for Facebook Places! This lets you see the location of friends using Facebook Places on the same map that shows where your Loopt friends are. You can also easily view a friend’s location history, regardless of whether that friend has used Loopt or Facebook to check in. This may lead to the discovery of new, cool places to go to with just a few taps, since you also have quick access to your friends’ comments and photos.
Checking in to both Loopt and Facebook Places at the same time is now possible, and as before, you can make the app alert you when a friend is within a specified distance from where you are — only now this feature works for Facebook friends as well.
Here’s how to get up:
- On your iPhone, or iPod Touch, open App Store, either download or update exisiting Loopt app.
- In Loopt, go to Settings, and “Connect to Facebook.” You’ll then be prompted to enter Facebook log-in details.
- Now you’ve pulled in Facebook updates to Loopt. That’s it!
Download: Loopt (iTunes link)