HOW-TO #1 : Using Favorites in Loiter : “I’m now at Home”

One of the most powerful features of Loiter is favorites. A favorite is a location that you have selected and named and is represented on the map with a red heart marker – like this:

To mark a place as a favorite simply long-press at that location on the map and a popup like this will appear:

You can tap the text label to give the favorite a name – like “Home”, “School” or “Work”. Tap ‘return’ on the keyboard and then tap the blue heart button to set the favorite. You will then see a new labeled favorite marker on your map – like this:

The usefulness of Loiter favorites is that you can associate friends with a favorite and these selected friends can then be notified, with two quick taps, that you are at the location of the favorite. Your friends will receive a notification from you saying something like: “I am now at Home“.

Associating friends to a favorite is straightforward. Tap the favorite marker on the map and again you will see the favorite pop-up – like this:

Notice that there is now a grey button with the number zero – this is the number of friends currently associated with this favorite. Tapping this button will bring up a list of all of your friends and it’s here that you can choose which friends to associate with this favorite – like this:

Tap the blue plus buttons on the right to add friends – like this:

(Note : You can also associate friends to a favorite using the Manage Friends menu.)

How that you have your favorite and you have associated friends with it, when you are in the vicinity of the favorite, Loiter will display a quick-post icon for that favorite on the right side of the screen – like this.

Tapping the quick-post button will bring up the following alert:

Tap the ‘Yes’ button and the two associated friends will get notified that you are here – as simple as that.

Version 1.0.1

Loiter version 1.0.1 is now available on the App Store. This version fixes a couple of substantial bugs and a host of minor ones. Significantly we had added pinch-to-zoom for full-screen photos. A complete list follows:

  • fixed refresh chat badge when long press on meet-up list item.
  • fixed top menu closing position for iPhone X.
  • added slow network warning for ServerSync.
  • added pinch to zoom in full-screen photos.
  • fixed two photo download bugs in Location popup view.
  • fixed LiveBar scrolling issue when long-pressing for chat.
  • fixed Search keyboard toggling bug.
  • expired location post marker now shows if popup called even if hide history option is on.
  • fixed quick-post bug when the favorite has no name.
  • map now moves to quick-post location when quick-post is made.
  • fixed bugs in Server Offline messaging including ServerSync integration.
  • added shadow and name truncating to location post sharees’ dropdown view.

Loiter give-away contest

Any Loiter user who reaches 100 friends will win a Loiter t-shirt.
Valid for the next week (until 28 March 12pm GMT).
Stay tuned for more contests to celebrate our launch in the coming weeks,

Loiter BETA 0.3.1.1 now available

A new Loiter BETA (0.3.1.1) is now available.

*** Before installing this new version, please log-off your current version (using the “Options” button on the top left side of the screen).

Here is the direct link to the new build: https://testflight.apple.com/join/KRf4e4A8

This version has chat enabled shares of locations that you have previously posted. There are also numerous other bug fixes.

Also FYI: Loiter has now been cleared for release by Apple, meaning that our plan to release the app into the wild by the end of February is well and truly on track.

Thanks again for all your help.