All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘badges’

Foursquare Might’ve Just Made Swarm Fun

Last May, popular location app Foursquare announced that they would be splitting the core functions of the app in two, creating an entirely new app called Swarm that mostly dealt with check-ins, friends, and the real “social” aspects of Foursquare. But to many longtime Foursquare users who loved the gamification elements of the app, there was a problem with Swarm. …

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Foursquare Now Tells You When You’re About to Level Up an Expertise Badge

Last month, Foursquare made a pretty significant update to both the check-in screen and location pages on their iOS and Android apps. The update brought large, swipable photos front and center, added relevant info like hours, rating, and more to location pages. When users check-in, they’re now being presented with a new screen as well. Users may be given some …

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Instagram Launches Badges to Promote New Web Profiles

After seeing signs that it was on the way for a few months, Instagram finally launched web profiles for its growing user base. Accessible by going to Instagram.com/username, the web profiles feature your profile photo, bio, and all of your recent photos. Instagram also gives users the ability to like and comments on photos, as well as follow new users …

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Made in America Festival: Check-in on Foursquare, Snag Some Pretty Sweet Perks

Besides the points, badges, and generally satisfying feeling you get for checking-in with Foursquare, merchants have been known to offer perks for customers that use the app. Walk around your town, you’ll probably find a store that gives 10% off for a first check-in, or a coffee house that gives free drinks to whoever holds the mayorship. But on a …

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Get Their Own Foursquare Badge

Things are heating up on the ice, as the NHL’s best are in playoff mode. Yes, hockey fans, the Stanley Cup playoffs have arrived, and Foursquare has a brand new badge to celebrate. It’s simple – all you have to do is follow the NHL on Foursquare and check-in at certain times, with certain shoutouts to get the badge: Follow …

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Mozilla Open Badges Enters Public Beta

Mozilla has been playing around with the idea of Open Badges since 2010. If you’re not familiar with the concept, think of it like game achievements applied to what you see, learn and do on the Web. Mozilla has partnered with some major players over the past year and has been testing the concept with them. Now it’s time for …

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Foursquare Announces Winners Of Global City Badges Contest

Earlier this month Foursquare announced that their #visitUS initiative, which let users compete to get their city a special Foursquare badge, had gone global. Foursquare users from around the world were asked to create detailed lists that highlighted the best spots in their particular cities. Foursquare said that detailed lists with 40-50 entries that included photos and insider tips would …

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Foursquare City Badges Contest Goes Global

Would you like your city to have its own Foursquare badge – given out as a reward for checking in at specific locations? Foursquare has just announced that they are opening up their Foursquare Cities contest to the world. Back in January, Foursquare launched their #visitUS initiative which allowed users to compete to get their city its own badge. Users …

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Foursquare, VH1 Partner To Save The Music

Foursquare has partnered up with VH1’s Save The Music Foundation to raise money through check-ins. All you have to do if you’re a Foursquare user is follow VH1 on Foursquare, and check-in to a music venue (or specific concert, since Foursquare just started to let people check in to specific events). Once you do that, VH1 will give $1 to …

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