Loopt Brings Location-Based Groupon Now Deals To iPhone

News | Thursday May 19 2011 11:44 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Loopt has tied up with Groupon to bring it’s real-time offers – Groupon Now to Loopt users based on their location. They no longer need to check-in to get a deal but can get an alert on their
when there is a deal nearby, which can be quite useful or annoying depending on how you look at it.
Loopt users will also start seeing Groupon Now icons when they launch the app and scroll through places around them.
Groupon Now! deals will also appear on place pages within Loopt. So, if you’re logged into Loopt, you can see Groupon Now! deals around you with one glance.
Groupon is the master of local deals, but getting alerted to them instantly from Loopt, that’s going to bring a whole new deal experience into the fold. We built Reward Alerts into Loopt so that people could opt in to extremely targeted, time-limited deals. Loopt is the only service that can notify you of these deals based on your current location without even opening the app.
It is a little weird to see Loopt bringing this feature to iPhone users before Groupon, which Loopt hasn’t forgotten to point out in their blog post:
Loopt is the only service that can notify you of these deals based on your current location without even opening the app.
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This new feature is currently available to Loopt users in Chicago. To start receiving the alerts about the location-based Groupon Now deals – go into your Loopt settings and turn Reward Alerts on. You need a Groupon account to redeem them.
for free in case you haven’t installed it already.
Let us know what you think about the Groupon Now feature.

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