All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘check-ins’

Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage

Earlier, we told you that Foursquare was planning a new homepage that would put the focus on search and open up their personalized recommendations to everyone – even if they aren’t a member of the Foursquare community. And now, the new Foursquare.com is live for everyone. According to the company, it will “reinvent local search” by allowing anyone to utilize …

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Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage

We say it a lot whenever we’re talking about Foursquare – but the company that started as a simple gamified check-in app has been consistently “moving beyond the check-in” as of late. They recently launched a massive redesign of their mobile app on both Android and iOS that puts an emphasis on “exploring,” and finding locations based on friend activity …

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Prepare for More Targeted Ads on Foursquare

Foursquare is in the process of monetization, albeit early in the process. Back in July, the company launched “Promoted Updates,” which amounted to the first-ever ads on the app. They are pay-per-click ads that pop up as users browse locations in the explore tab. Looking at nearby locations? Why not go to this particular Lowe’s, “because you’ve been to other …

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Foursquare Looks At Red/Blue State Check-Ins

Can you determine which states are more supportive of gay marriage from analyzing check-ins at gay bars? How about determining which states are the most religious based on check-ins at places of worship? If you think that check-ins can give way to some political meaning, Foursquare is the obvious choice for all your data needs. And the location-based social network …

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Foursquare Suggests That You Check-In to Nearby Locations on the Friend Feed

Foursquare already made checking-in a whole lot easier with a previous update that put a big map-drop icon at the top right of the app. Now, they’re making check-ins a bit more suggestive by displaying check-in reminders at the top of users’ friend feeds. The new check-in suggestions shipped with both the iOS and Android updates, which launched today and …

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Foursquare’s Android Update Brings Back “Nearby Friends”

Today, Foursquare has released an update to its Android app that brings back one popular feature and introduces another. First, “Nearby Friends” view is back. You can now select this view to see only the updates from friends in your area. “Foursquare is great for looking for places to go and things to try around you. And sometimes, the best …

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Foursquare Lets You Keep Tabs on Friends, Even When They’re Far, Far Away

Foursquare has just made it easier to keep track of your friends’ check-ins, even if they aren’t nearby. Now, you can stalk keep tabs from a distance with the new “Always on” notification feature “Have friends or family that live in another city, state, or country? Now you can choose to receive notifications when they check in, even if they’re …

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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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Foursquare’s “Nearby Friends” Feature Is Back by Popular Demand

Back in early June, Foursquare unveiled a huge overhaul of their mobile app. They called it “All New Foursquare” (#allnew4sq), and it brought a entirely different look with a redesigned friends feed and Explore tab. And boy did they put a lot of emphasis on that Explore tab – enhancing recommendations, nearby specials, and incorporating millions of check-ins into suggestions. …

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Facebook Page Admins Must Now Consider Location When Posting

A Facebook page admin’s job is never done, as they say (I guess?), and admins will now have to consider another little tidbit of information when posting something to their Timeline. Now, along with what and when, admins will have the options to add “where” to the mix. Facebook has unveiled location tagging for page admins. As Inside Facebook points …

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After 40 Million Downloads, IMDb’s Apps Get a Major Overhaul

IMDb, most people’s go-to place to resolve any movie or TV-related trivia beefs, today announced that their iOS and Android apps have been downloaded a whopping 40 million times. With the announcement of that milestone, IMDb has also updated their iOS and Android apps to include a slew of new features, including a major push toward social interaction. Today, IMDb …

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Facebook Uses Check-In Data To Find World’s Top “Social Landmarks”

It’s summer and that, of course, means travel. And when people go places, the common thing for them to do in the last few years is check-in and let all of their friends know exactly where they are and what they’re doing. Facebook looked at all the check-ins made on Facebook as well as third-party apps that use the Facebook …

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