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Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

By Josh Wolford July 24, 2014

As promised, it’s happened. Foursquare has eliminated the check-in functionality on their main app, ahead of a big redesign and refoucusing effort. If you try to check in using Foursquare, you’ll be prompted to download Swarm. As you might expect, …

Foursquare Expands Its Reach with New Nokia App Foursquare Expands Its Reach with New Nokia App

Foursquare has just expanded its reach in a big way, possibly bringing its app to millions upon millions of people around the world who have never had access to it before. Starting today, there’s now a Foursquare app for Nokia …

Foursquare Now Lets You Check-In Your Friends Foursquare Now Lets You Check-In Your Friends
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I guess Foursquare just made a lot of users happy. That is if what they say is correct, and this really was the most-requested feature. Anyway, Foursquare has just announced that users will not only be able to mention their …

Foursquare Has an Awesome New Visualization Foursquare Has an Awesome New Visualization

Foursquare has a history of thinking up some pretty stunning visualizations. With all of that check-in data (over 4 billion), it’s no wonder. In the past they’ve tracked the effect of Hurricane Sandy on New York City check-ins, shown what …

Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization

Well guys, it’s 4/16, April 16th, which means its officially Foursquare Day (four, squared). It’s the fourth annual celebration of Foursquare, an event that was first begun as a grassroots effort and has morphed into a much larger-scale app-holiday that …

Foursquare Puts Explore Front and Center in New App Foursquare Puts Explore Front and Center in New App

Foursquare has been improving their service in the hopes of “moving beyond the check-in” for some time now. Today, they’ve released the all new Foursquare version 6.0 for both iOS and Android. With this update, search and recommendations (what Foursquare …

Foursquare Enables Faster Tap-and-Hold Check-ins Foursquare Enables Faster Tap-and-Hold Check-ins

If you want to check-in on Foursquare more often, but think the process takes too long, today’s iOS update is for you. Foursquare is now letting users check-in faster by employing a “tap and hold” feature in the app. Now, …

Foursquare Extends Amex-Like Offers to Other Cards Foursquare Extends Amex-Like Offers to Other Cards

In early 2011, Foursquare and American Express launched a partnership that allowed card-owners to score discounts and cashback by using Foursquare to check-in and spend at certain participating businesses around the country. The program made a big splash on Small …

Atlanta Airport Hits 1M Check-ins on Foursquare Atlanta Airport Hits 1M Check-ins on Foursquare

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is known as the world’s busiest airport, serving over 250,000 passengers daily and over 900,000 flights in the course of a year. Now, it has another distinction: The most popular place on Foursquare. Today, Hartsfield-Jackson became …

Foursquare's Voice Media Data Integration Goes Live Foursquare's Voice Media Data Integration Goes Live

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. …

Foursquare Debuts 'Best of' Lists for 30 U.S. Cities Foursquare Debuts 'Best of' Lists for 30 U.S. Cities

Foursquare has just launched a new “Best of” page that makes use of nearly 3 billion check-ins from over 30 million users worldwide. The Best of Foursquare page breaks down the top food, nightlife, and entertainment across 30 major American …

Foursquare Integrates School Stats from ProPublica Foursquare Integrates School Stats from ProPublica

Foursquare has been getting better over the past year or so by adding more information to check-ins. Their list of connected apps has grown to include some pretty useful apps like GeoPollster, which will tell you if the business you …

Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group

Foursquare is looking to give users access to even more information about locations in some of the country’s biggest markets. Today, they’ve announced a “strategic data syndication partnership” with Voice Media Group – more specifically their “Voice Places” and “Best …

Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months
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Foursquare has just put up a new blog post that, among other things, touts the service’s ability to create personalized recommendations, build a location layer for the world, and connect people with all of the places they visit. That’s why …

Foursquare Unveils New Check-in Detail Page Foursquare Unveils New Check-in Detail Page

Foursquare is giving non-Foursquare users a better idea of what’s going on when you check-in with a new check-in detail page that appears when they access your check-in from another social media site. “Now when your friends tap on check-ins …

Foursquare Tells You When You're About to Level Up Foursquare Tells You When You're About to Level Up

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 …

Foursquare Lets Non-Friends Like Your Check-ins Foursquare Lets Non-Friends Like Your Check-ins
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Foursquare is making a minor tweak to the service in the hopes to spur more engagement with every check-in you make. Now, people can like your check-ins, even if they aren’t friends with you on Foursquare. Let’s say you shared …