All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘check-ins’

Foursquare Brings Real Mayorships to Swarm

When Foursquare decided to build an completely separate app for check-ins and strip the “gamification” element out of the flagship app, there was a lot of head scratching. Unbundling confusion. One of the biggest complaints about Swarm for the past year or so has been the fact that Foursquare changed the way it handles location mayorships. With Swarm, mayorships have …

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Tic-Tac-Go Scales Up Classic Game by Turning It into a Check in-Driven Scavenger Hunt

It’s highly likely that you’ve spent countless school days, work meetings, and beach hangouts casually scribbling games of tic-tac-toe. It’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever played it like this. A new app called Tic-Tac-Go mixes tic-tac-toe with city hopping, check-ins, and photo sharing to provide a fun and unique take on the classic game. It’s a location-based scavenger hunt, where …

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Checking in with Swarm Just Got Much Easier

If you’re an iOS user who loves to check-in with Foursquare’s Swarm app, but feel it’s too much effort to open the app and tap a few buttons – then today is your lucky day. The new version of Swarm is out, and in it is a widget designed for super fast check-ins. Once you enable the widget, all you …

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Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches

Foursquare warned you a couple weeks ago, and today’s the day. Swarm, Foursquare’s check-in-devoted app, is now available on Windows Phone. That means that checking in on the main Foursquare app is on the way out (if your check-in functionality hasn’t already been disabled). “We’re so excited to announce Swarm is now available to download on Windows Phone. It’s the …

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Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here

Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into two apps. They relegated check-ins to a new app, called Swarm, and promised that Foursquare would relaunch in the summer as an app entirely devoted to local search and recommendations. Some with an if it ain’t …

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

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 is fielding some concerns from users who are a bit perturbed that they now have to use two apps …

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Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins

Back in May, local recommendation and check-in app Foursquare decided that to survive and flourish, they were going to have to split apart. The company announced the launch of a new app called Swarm, one that would be tailored to handle the checking in aspect of the service – while transitioning the main Foursquare app into one entirely focused on …

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Foursquare Finally Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It

Foursquare has been incredibly quiet since late last year. In December, the company touted 45 million users and $35 million in new funding–but since then they’ve made little to no waves. No major updates, and no big changes. Well, now we know why. Today, Foursquare is announcing that they are splitting the core functions of the service into two separate …

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Foursquare Touts 45M Users, $35M in New Funding

It’s been a big, transformative year for location-focused app Foursquare. For the past year, Foursquare has been making both incremental and monumental shifts in the core functionality of the app, taking it from just another check-in game to a real local search and discovery platform – one that can truly compete with the likes of Yelp, Google Places, and more …

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Foursquare Begins Showing Ads After Check-Ins

Brace yourselves, Foursquare users – you’re about to see more ads. Foursquare has just begun to roll out a new type of ad unit – ads that appear right after users check-in to certain locations. Ad Age reports on the first partnership, one with Captain Morgan brand rum owners Diageo. The way those ads work is pretty simple – a …

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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 S40 series phones. “Today, we’re releasing an all-new Foursquare app for the full range of Nokia’s S40 phones, including all …

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Foursquare Now Lets You Check-In Your Friends

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 friends when they check-in, but actually check them in as well. The new feature comes with today’s app updates for …

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Foursquare’s Time Machine Is an Awesome New Visualization that Tracks All Your Past Check-ins

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 500 million check-ins look like, and made an interactive visualization composed of all your check-ins as a celebration for 4sq …

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Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization of Your Year of Check-ins

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 finds businesses everywhere offering deals and specials in celebration. For instance this year, Foursquare gave small businesses an incentive to …

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Foursquare 6.0 Launches As a True Local Search and Recommendation 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 calls “Explore”) is now a bigger part of the experience than ever. Here’s how Foursquare describes all the changes they’ve …

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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, you can simply hold the place at which you’re checking-in (once accessed from the check-in icon at the top right) …

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Foursquare Partners with Visa, MasterCard for Amex-Like Offers

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 Business Saturday (the shopping day after Black Friday) and featured offers like “spend $25 get $25 off.” Later, Foursquare and …

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Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) Hits a Million Check-ins on Foursquare (That’s a First)

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 the first location (of any type) to ever log 1 million check-ins. As of the writing of this article, Hartsfield-Jackson …

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Foursquare’s Voice Media Group 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. Today, that partnership goes live as VMG content should now be integrated into Foursquare. “A couple weeks ago, we announced …

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Foursquare Uses 3B Check-ins, 10M Tips to Construct ‘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 cities. Foursquare used a ton of data to compile these lists – tips, likes, dislikes, popularity, local expertise, etc. What …

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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 just checked-in at supports Democrats, Independent, or Republican candidates with their campaign contributions. Or After Credits, an app that I …

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Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group for More Local Data

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 of” web products. Voice Media Group publishes regional magazines like the Dalas Observer, Miami New Times, L.A. Weekly, and Village …

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Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months, Makes Cool Map to Showcase Them

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 tons of appmakers rely on Foursquare to power the location elements of their apps. Cool, nothing wrong with a little …

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Foursquare Unveils New Detail Page for Check-ins Shared on Facebook, Twitter

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 that you’ve shared on Facebook or Twitter from their phones, they’ll see a pretty new page with all the details …

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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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Foursquare Lets Non-Friends Like Your Check-ins

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 a check-in on Twitter, and someone clicked through to Foursquare. Even if you aren’t connected, they’ll be able to interact …

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Foursquare Improves iOS App with Better Location Pages

Last week, Foursquare released an update for their Android app that modified location pages to include more relevant information – putting large photos and pertinent places facts front and center. Today, they’ve released an iOS update that pretty much does the same thing, but with a slight addition. With today’s app update, iOS users will now see redesigned location pages …

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Foursquare Puts Location Photos, Info Front and Center

Foursquare has just released an update for their Android apps that they say will make both the experience of deciding where to go and deciding what to do when you arrive better. Location pages are now much more informative (and pretty, too). They’ve moved the photos to the top, and users can now swipe through a series of them to …

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Foursquare Improves Check-In Screen with iOS Update

Foursquare has just released v5.3.5 of their iOS app and it brings some changes to check-ins, among other minor tweaks. First off, the check-in screen is cleaner and has reduced some unnecessary clutter. Instead of displaying “check-in” up top, the app now displays the place name. You knew you were checking-in already, right? There’s now a map instead of an …

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Foursquare Lets Users Explore Locations That Just Opened

Foursquare has added a new category to their explore tab that allows users to sort the millions of location available on the service in a fun new way. Now, if you’re looking to try a new restaurant or bar, you can see locations that just recently opened with a single tap. “Want to find the latest and greatest in your …

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