Version 1.0.6 now available

Thanks for using Loiter. We are constantly making improvements in the hope of making Loiter more useful, more stable and more secure for you, the user. In this version we have made the following significant changes:

* Fixed disappearing/interrupted notifications bug.
* ‘Live’ map markers are now larger.
* Improved download of “unknown” friend-of-friend details.
* Fixed sharees’ bar use of “unknown” persons’ details.
* Fixed remove all expired friend location posts at once.
* Topbar badges now update correctly for expired friend location post.
* Topbar badges now animate hide when equal to zero.
* Fixed crash when chat received for removed expired 290.
* Fixed app badge number when receiving location post.
* Fixed crash when invoking chats for updated meetings.

Enjoy!

Unstable version 1.0.5 – Apologies

Just a quick apology to users for the instability introduced in version 1.0.5. We are working hard to sort out the issue and will have a new version available on the App Store as soon as possible.

Meanwhile here is what it looks like when we are trying to figure out the cause of the crashing:

Version 1.0.5 is now available

Thanks for using Loiter. We are constantly making improvements in the hope of making Loiter more useful, more stable and more secure for you, the user. In this version we have made the following significant changes:

* Fixed interrupted and disappearing background notifications. 
* Notification sounds no longer pausing playing music.
* Friends’ Live Locations list now ordered by distance from present location.
* Expired first-person locations that are pinned to the LiverBar are now also pinned on map.
* Fixed Friends-of-friend discovery.
* Added “What is Loiter?” on login screen.
* Fixed accept friend request view presentation.
* Tapping friend request list now invokes friend request widget – accept by tick button option removed.
* Removed scrollview container for friend request widget.
* New profile picture notifications now sent to friend requesters and requestees as well as friends.
* Miscellaneous other bug fixes and enhancements.

Enjoy!

HOW-TO #3 : Inviting friends to a meet-up

Loiter makes inviting friends simple. With just several taps you can invite friends to a meet-up anywhere in the world, including the places you have previously marked as favourites.

Start by navigating to the desired location on the map and find the place for the meet- up – like this great Chinese restaurant called ‘Beijing Dumpling’:

Tap the place marker and the point-of-interest pop-up will appear – like this:

You can also long-press on any (un-marked) location on the map – like in the middle of a park – to bring up the point-of-interest pop-up for that spot – like this:

Then tap the meet-up button (the middle one) and the meet-up organiser popup will appear – like this:

Then you select whom you’d like to invite and for what time but tapping the “select who to invite..” and “select when…” dropdown buttons.

Just tap a row to select a friend to like to invite (and tap again to unselect).

And likewise, scroll the date and time to select the meet-up time.

Almost done. You can also caption the meeting like this:

And then you are set to send off the invite. Your invitees will be notified of your invitation, which they can either accept or decline, or start a conversation about…

After you tap the “Send meet-up invite” button you will see at meet-up marker on the map – like this:

And a corresponding item in the Live Bar – like this:

Tapping either of these will bring up the meet-up pop-up – like this:

By tapping the “accepted” dropdown button you will be able to see who has accepted your meet-up invite and who has declined. There are also buttons with which you can set a reminder for your meet-up and , to start a conversation with all the invitees.

You can view all the meet-ups you have organise, as well as those you have been invited to, by tapping the meet-ups button at the top of the screen:

And then selecting either the “Invites” or the “My meet-ups” tab.

If you tap the row for one of your meet-ups you’ll be able to make modifications, such as changing the time, the caption and inviting more friends – and then tapping the “Update” button.

A meet-up can be cancelled using the red “Cancel” button.

On the other side, your invitees will receive a notification and will see a meet-up invite pop-up – like this:

Here they will be able to either accept or decline the invitation. After accepted there will be the option to set a reminder for the meet-up and after declining the invitation will be able to be deleted.

That’ s it. Happy meet-ups.

Version 1.0.4 now available

Fixes include:

  • Expired first person location posts now stay on the LiveBar until manually removed.
  • LiveBar scrolls back to beginning when app becomes active.
  • Added checking for corrupted profile pics on ServerSync.
  • Chat syncing and location requests now proceed even if ServerSync fails.
  • Fixed share AppStore link.
  • Miscellaneous other bug fixes.

The new “Welcome to Loiter” email

Dear Kaito,

We are very pleased to welcome you to Loiter — the exciting new location-based social network that allows you to share your location with family and friends, recommend places, organise meet-ups and much more.

We would like to let you know about some resources that will help you get the most out of Loiter.

Most importantly is our blog here. In the blog we regularly post tips and how-to’s for getting the most out of Loiter. These include:

* HOW-TO #1 : Using Favorites in Loiter : “I’m now at Home”
* HOW-TO #2 : Sharing your location with Loiter

Also you can follow us on other social media including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

We really hope that find Loiter useful in keeping in contact with family and friends. If you have any comments, feedback or any suggestions on how we can improve Loiter’s usefulness, please don’t hestitate to contact us directly here: feedback@loiter.com

Thanks,

The Loiter Team

You have received because you recently created a Loiter account. If you received this email in error or you object to recieving emails like this, please let us know at contact@loiter.com.

Loiter Ltd.
28 Parker St, London, WC2B 5PH, United Kingdom

Version 1.0.3 now available

In this version we have made the following significant changes:

  • Added custom camera controls and overlay.
  • Fixed a bug that stop photos downloading on a slow network.
  • Fixed a bug when onboarding is closed before finishing.
  • And numerous other improvements and bug fixes.

If perchance someone asks you what Loiter is…

Loiter is a NEW and exciting location-sharing app that allows you to post your location to select family & friends, share photos & more. Download now and give it a try.

Loiter is 100% FREE (and no in-app purchases) – we want to build a community of friends and family who are looking for a quick, fun and convenient way to stay connected.

Loiter’s main features include:

  • Share where you are with family and friends.
  • Ask your friends and family where they are.
  • Share photos of where you are.
  • Mark, rate and share your favorite places.
  • Organize and invite friends to meet-ups.
  • Chat about shared locations and meet-ups with groups of friends.
  • Discover new friends based on common locations.

PLEASE NOTE that Loiter DOES NOT track and share your location in the background. You only share your location when and where you choose. And only with the friends and family you select.

PRIVACY is Loiter’s #1 priority. The bottom line : we do not share with persons, other than those you specify, any information that you provide through Loiter that might be used to identify you individually, or allow your individual location to be determined, both past, present and future – full stop. Read more here: http://www.loiter.com/privacy.html

Additional details:

  • Loiter only allows you to post from your current location.
  • You can only select places that are in our current vicinity.
  • Any photos you wish to attach to your post must be taken right there and then. If you take a photo but move away from the location where the photo was taken before you actually make the post, the photo will expire.
  • Posted locations automatically expire when Loiter detects that you have moved away from that location. And the friends with whom you shared the location will be be able to see that you have left that location. NOTE however that * Loiter does not track your location – friends only see the location you share with them, and then only the friends you select for each post.
  • You can have multiple live location posts that have been sent to different groups of friends. But you can not have more than one live location share with any one friend.
  • The idea is that you share where you actually are at that precise moment based on your phone’s position locating capability (using the Global Positioning System or GPS) .
  • Loiter only allows you to post your location if your phone can pinpoint your location with sufficient accuracy.
  • Additionally, Loiter only allows you to chose actual places to post from if those places are sufficiently closeby.

Version 1.0.2 now available

Version 1.0.2 is now available for update and includes the following changes:

  • handled unfriending for favorite quick-posts.
  • fixed issue with chat text-field un-focus when closing.
  • improved formating of friends-of-friends and discover-with-contacts tables.
  • fixed email friend request bug that caused crash at startup.
  • fixed application of hide history/hide favorites settings at login.
  • fixed propagation of hide favorites option (map and close-by-favorites).
  • fixed search for favorites when hide favorites option is TRUE.
  • added permanent alert when quick-posting with sharees bar showing target associates.
  • correctly order friends in search.
  • fixed full-screen photo view bug for own and expired location posts.
  • fixed side notification dating for chats.
  • added acknowledge button to friends expired location post.
  • fixed “unknown” friend-of-friend bug in chat and sharees bar.
  • fixed toast for map style change.
  • reduced font size of post caption text field (post location and make meet-up views).
  • improved favorite quickpost alert text.

HOW-TO #2 : Sharing your location with Loiter

Sharing your location with selected friends is one of the core features of Loiter. Posting you location is very straightforward – just a couple of taps.

Please note : Loiter does not track your location – friends only see the location you actively share with them, and then only the friends you select for each post.

The “post location” button is in the bottom left hand corner of the screen and looks like this:

Tapping this button will bring up the “share location” popup centred on your current (circular blue) location map marker – like this :

The only other thing you must do to share your current location is to select with whom you want to share. This is done by tapping the “select friend…” bar. That will bring up the friend picker widget – like this :

Simply select the friends you’d like to share with and then tap the “select friends…” bar to close the friend picker.

You could now tap the blue “Post your location” button and the friends you selected would be notified that you have just shared your location with them.

But there are a couple more details you could share in the post, including a place name, a caption and even a photo.

To add a place name, tap the “select a nearly place..” bar and the place-picker widget will be displayed listing places (points of interest) in your vicinity (within a 65 metre radius).

Tapping a place from the dropdown list will selected it and close the widget. You can clear a previous selection by swiping down and tapping the “clear selection” button.

Then once again, simply tap the blue “Post your location” button and your selected friends will be notified that you are sharing your location with them.

That’s the basics of sharing your location with Loiter. You can also add a caption and a photo to your post which are both self-explanatory.

Additional information:

  • Loiter only allows you to post from your current location.
  • You can only select places that are in our current vicinity.
  • Any photos you wish to attach to your post must be taken right there and then. If you take a photo but move away from the location where the photo was taken before you actually make the post, the photo will expire.
  • Posted locations automatically expire when Loiter detects that you have moved away from that location. And the friends with whom you shared the location will be be able to see that you have left that location. NOTE however that Loiter does not track your location – friends only see the location you share with them, and then only the friends you select for each post.
  • You can have multiple live location posts that have been sent to different groups of friends. But you can not have more than one live location share with any one friend.