All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘check-ins’

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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GetGlue Acquired by Viggle to form “Clear Leader” in Social TV

Today, social TV loyalty service Viggle has announced a merger with popular TV check-in app GetGlue. According to a release, Viggle will acquire GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares of stock. With the merger, GetGlue will fold into the Viggle tent. GetGlue CEO Alex Iskold will take on a “senior executive” position within Viggle’s management team …

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Hurricane Sandy and Its Effect on Foursquare Check-ins [TIMELAPSE]

Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath is still being felt in many parts of the east coast. The storm, which hit many major metropolitan areas a little over a week ago, has caused untold billions in property damage and has cost the lives of dozens of Americans. Today, Foursquare has developed a visualization that shows how the storm affected check-in patterns in lower …

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Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating

If you think that star ratings are oftentimes faulty or unspecific indicators of a location’s true worth, the people at Foursquare agree with you. In order to provide what they think are better ratings, the company is now attaching a number score to locations when you find them via the Explore tab. Now, when you are browsing through the Explore …

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Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi?

Small and medium-sized businesses have now had a few years to incentivize the “check-in.” Between Foursquare, Facebook, and other networks that offer location broadcasting, businesses have found that check-ins can lead to social buzz. And because check-ins get their business’ name floating around social networks, they will sometimes offer specials to customers for their check-ins. Now, a new program from …

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Foursquare Takes Another Step “Beyond the Check-in”

Last month, Foursquare launched a brand new homepage that they said “reinvents local search.” Possible hyperbole aside, the new Foursquare.com opened up the service to everyone – regardless of whether you are a member of the Foursquare community. Foursquare currently sits on billions of check-ins and millions of tips from their signed-up users, and they finally made all of that …

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Foursquare Adds to Its Connected Apps Offerings

If you haven’t tried connecting third-party apps to your Foursquare account, you’re doing Foursquare wrong. Sure, Foursquare offers plenty of information on the locations at which you check-in, but having the right connected apps can help you make the best out of every venue you find. Foursquare’s connected apps allows users to attach third-party apps to their accounts. Depending on …

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