Up until now Loopt has always confined its iPhone users to connecting with those they already know, and while I love the service I’ve always considered that to be a huge limitation. However, the company has now launched Loopt Mix which eliminates this pesky problem altogether. The opt-in service lets you see Loopt user profiles of those you don’t know in your area, and without revealing their exact location or name, enables you to contact them and potentially meet new people. To make things more relevant, Loopt Mix also enables you to search nearby users by interests, tags, or shared communities like those of TechCrunch or RockTheVote.
Sounds pretty cool, eh? Loopt Mix is available for free in the United States, and is accessible either from your iPhone’s App Store or www.itunes.com/appstore/.