Loopt, a mobile social mapping service, is now available as a free download on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Loopt started in 2006 and gained momentum with its iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, but what it aims to offer is even greater functionality that the Windows platform provides. CEO Sam Altman showcases the Loopt experience on a Windows Phone 7 handset and it is even shinier with Live Tiles integration. Friend locations and updates are all in the Loopt Live Tile, which often could save you a tap or suggest a get together one would have otherwise missed.
Loopt follows suit of Zagat and other developers who already debuted Windows Phone 7 versions of their apps. Windows Phone 7 has been off to a great start with a handful of new devices rolling out on November 8th along with a surge in apps on the Marketplace. Even though it still lags behind in terms of apps, many argue that it offers a more consistent and familiar development environment. The app count recently went over 2,000 while Android Market has 100,000 and Apple takes pride in some 300,000 apps on the App Store.