Foursquare’s Voice Media Group Data Integration Goes LiveBy: Josh Wolford - February 6, 2013
Last month, Foursquare announced a partnership with Voice Media Group, publishers of regional magazines like Miami New Times, L.A. Weekly, and Village Voice. The partnership brings Voice Media Groups’s products like “Voice Places” and “Best of” to Foursquare’s location services.
Today, that partnership goes live as VMG content should now be integrated into Foursquare.
“A couple weeks ago, we announced our partnering with Voice Media Group to bring you a ton of great tips, lists, and tens of thousands of events related to arts, culture, and food in cities across the U.S. Today, you can see those events when you open up the app. To find great goings-on near you, just open up Explore and tap through to your favorite places. You’ll see things like gallery openings and author appearances, along with the movies, concerts, and sporting events we already show you,” says Foursquare in a blog post.
The new data from “Voices Places” and “Best Of” will be seen in over 50 different venue categories spread across 11 different markets. Those markets include New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Miami, Minneapolis, Palm Beach, and Orange County.
So, when you’re browsing Foursquare and come across a venue in these major cities, you may just see some additional info like reviews, upcoming events, and other cool tips.