February 03, 2010 15:30 ET

Loopt Users Can Help Support Haiti Relief Fund by "Checking In" at Whole Foods, Chipotle Grill and Panera Bread

Popular Location-Based Mobile Service Helps Support Relief in Haiti by Leveraging Power of Mobile Social Networking

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - Loopt, the groundbreaking location-based mobile social networking service, today announced the company's plans to support the global relief efforts in Haiti. For every one person that uses Loopt to "check in" at a Whole Foods, Chipotle Grill or Panera Bread retail location anywhere in the United States from February 2nd - midnight Sunday February 7th, the company will donate one dollar to the American Red Cross' fund to help people affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

"We all have a responsibility to do what we can to help those in need," said Sam Altman, CEO of Loopt. "Whole Foods, Chipotle Grill and Panera Bread are popular retailers visited by Loopt users, and we're proud to provide our users with a quick and simple way to contribute to the relief efforts that are currently under way in Haiti."

For all individual users that check in at Whole Foods, Chipotle Grill and Panera Bread during the coming week, Loopt will donate one dollar on their behalf. There is no charge to the Loopt user. Check-ins can optionally be shared with friends by linking their Loopt application to their Facebook and Twitter profiles.

For those people that would like to support the relief efforts in Haiti, but don't currently use Loopt on their mobile device, they can download Loopt for free from the Apple iTunes store, or directly from, where the mobile service is available on BlackBerry, Android and over 100 other phone platforms.

About Loopt

Loopt is the leading location-based social networking service with more than 3 million registered users and partnerships with every major U.S. mobile phone carrier. The service is available on over 100 phones, including the iPhone, BlackBerry devices and Android. (See for the full range of supported handsets.) The company is located in Silicon-Valley and backed by leading venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates.

Loopt is a location-based social networking service that allows individuals to use their location to discover the world around them -- enabling them to find and enjoy the friends, places, and events that mean the most right here and now using their mobile phones. Users can also check in to locations, share location updates, tips, photos and comments with friends and share across online social networks, communities and blogs.

Loopt was designed with privacy considerations at its core and offers a variety of effective and intuitive privacy controls.

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