Loopt, which announced a new partnership with Groupon last week to provide users with Groupon Now alerts, is sharing some of its own usage stats. "We just hit 14,000 Qs answered in the Bay Area," Loopt Corporate Communications Manager Sharon Howell tells WebProNews. "The service is currently limited to the Bay Area, but we'll soon be expanding nationwide."
The company has put together a little infographic looking at how its Loopt Qs service is taking off and a specific question/answer example:
The service itself was revealed on April 20 and officially launched on May 9 as a way to get "local information you actually want" while you're on the go. "Because think about it: most people aren’t really standing on the corner looking for the best new Japanese restaurant in town…they’re sitting in a restaurant, watching the Sushi boats float by, holding the menu and scratching their head over what to order," explained Loopt. "The reality is: in a city like San Francisco, most places are worth going to. It’s what you do when you get there – that’s the information you need."
"That’s why we created Qs, a fun, really social way to get bite-sized insider info and share your own opinions about a local place," the company added. "Now, with Loopt, you can uncover and share local insights about the places around you, giving you the inside scoop about what people are doing at the places nearby—right now in real time—exposing a radar of activity around you."
It's not off to a bad start, considering the geographic limitations it currently has, it will be interesting to see how usage expands along with geographic expansion. The Groupon partnership should help Loopt in general, which could in turn help this particular offering.
Of course the Groupon Now offering is only available in Chicago, currently, but that will be expanded in time as well.