Accordingly, apps must be open to transfer location data and receive updates like chat messages.Everyone is still waiting for Apple’s supposed work-around for this glitch, a solution called Push Notification.I always found it intriguing, but at the moment it’s limited in its application for something beyond dating — and that’s not the main purpose of Loopt.
At that time, Skout’s co-founder and chief executive Christian Wiklund quickly realized that over 80 percent of its users were using it just for dating, so he decided to take the service in that direction while continuing to focus on the location element.
There are some who view any kind of location-based social networking as creepy.
But there are others who see it as the key ingredient to move online social networks into the real world.
Right now, it uses services like Yahoo’s Fire Eagle to locate where you are.
And of course, you can always manually enter your location and find other users around you. It began as a way for users to submit various forms of media, geotag them (with locations) and send them to friends.