What is Loople?
Loople is the future of how individuals and friends will create the perfect night on the town. Loople provides user-verified information in real time about what all of the bars and restaurants around them are like. This way Loopers know what to expect before they head out. From drink specials and live music venues to pool tables and bar games, Loople is the one place you can go to that answers all your questions. No more inconsistent and false information, no more “It’s 10pm where should we head to?” Loople is your social life, just simplified.
What can I filter for?
Here at Loople we pride ourselves in having the most advanced filter for any social application. Right now the main filters are for "Drink Special," "Food Special," "Music," and "Outdoor Seating." Under each of those categories you can get more specific. For example, under "Drink Special" you can specify between "Beer," "Wine," or "Liquor." Each of these options also has even more subtags. For example, under "Liquor" you can select the tags for "Rail Drinks," "Shots," or "Specialty Cocktails." Our goal is to make searching your city as quick and easy as possible.
How do you know the filter works correctly?
Loople has created a system where users can type in the date, time, and title for a special while also assigning that special a set of "tags." For example say one of your favorite bars does a "$4 Craft Beer Night" every Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m. Well, a user could go to that bar's profile on Loople and input that specific special (including day of the week and time) and then tag the special as a "Beer Special" with subtags for "Pint" and "Craft." Once the special is in the system it is up to other users to confirm or report the specials if they are incorrect. If enough people have reported a special a Loople employee will contact the location directly to confirm and then update the system. This way if any user near that bar that opens the application on Thursdays between 4 to 10 p.m. and searches for "Drink Special," "Beer Special,"or "Craft" this bar will show up on the home screen.
Can you search for more than one special at a time?
Of course! Say you want to find a place that has "Outdoor Seating" because it is a beautiful summer day but you also want to find a "Drink Special" to get the party started. Easy! Simply select both those options in the filter and hit "Submit." The home screen will immediately remove icons and only leave the ones that have both "Outdoor Seating" and a "Drink Special" currently running.
How do you know the bars & restaurants in my city?
Right now we are using Google Places API to pull all locations that have the tag for Restaurant or Bars. We know that this information isn't 100% perfect but it works. If you can't find a location feel free to add it by hitting the "+" icon on the home screen and if you see the occasional "Taco Bell" just ignore it ... although that Quesarito could use a great review!
How do you know the info is correct?
Honestly... It's not easy. Because everything in cities is constantly changing, we need your help! Our information is user-verified, which means when you stop by your local bar for happy hour you confirm that the special hasn't changed. But if a few days later another user notices that the same special may have changed they have the ability to report it and our team at Loople will contact the location to verify.
I'm a bar owner and want to learn more, what can I do?
Feel free to reach out to our founders directly. We have even created a page on our website to email them easily. Simply go to the top of this page. Click on the "Menu" icon in the top right corner and click on the "Contact the Founders" link. Simply type in a message and hit send. Then hang tight! Our founders will do their best to get back to you as quick as possible!
How does it work?
You login with your mobile phone number or Facebook. We want our users to feel comfortable logging into our application and want you to only have contact with people you want to interact with: your friends on your phone. Once you login you are presented with a beautiful interface that allows you to filter through an interactive map to begin planning out your night. Everything from bar specials and types of music, to outdoor places and real time hot spots!
What do the colored icons represent?
Its simple! GREEN means this bar or restaurant is currently running a special or has live music happening. PURPLE is just another location that is open for business.
Does Loople work in every city?
All big things must start small! Beginning in the summer of 2015, we will be launching our first city: Baltimore, with a focus on the major neighborhoods and nightlife areas like Fells Point, Canton, Federal Hill, and Towson. We do plan to expand the application after we learn from Baltimore. Our goal is to constantly improve so let us know what you think in the "Contact the Founders" section!
Where did the name come from?
Two best friends snagged some craft beer and a bottle of whiskey. Their goal was to create a catchy name that reflected the personality of their application. They initially thought “Hoople” sounded good until they looked it up on the Google-machine and it said the definition was, and we quote, “a useless self-serving organization”... So that was immediately out. But this lead us to the idea of keeping users in the Loop with their city and thus "Loople" emerged. Think of us as your search engine for social life so #GetintheLoop
How can I help spread the word?
Love Loople and want to help make it big? We need users that are as excited as you to help spread the word. Start by creating local "Loops" and getting others involved. On social media, tag us in your photos with friends out at #LoopleMobile, @LoopleMobile, and always use the tag #GetintheLoop
Do you require Facebook login?
Nope. We know that not everyone likes to link their social media accounts to applications. The only reason we allow users to login via Facebook is to make the registration process as simple as possible. So relax... use your old highschool email and #GetintheLoop
Who sees my posts?
Depends on where you post it, of course! If you are blabbing about the amazing DJ at the bar up the street then this post will be seen by anyone that looks on that bar's profile page. On the other hand, if you are posting in a private event or “Loop” page, then that stays private to that specific group. Don’t worry, here at Loople our users privacy is our top priority!
Why did the chicken cross the road?
He found a better bar on Loople. See even a chicken figured out the method to our madnesss, so what are you waiting for? #GetintheLoop already!
What is "Loople Karma"?
Loople Karma is what we call that positive force that makes the world go 'round. It's paying it forward and living life to the fullest. It's making the best out of any situation and being that person that everyone wants to hang out with.