All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘foursquare’

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 Updates Android App to Put Points Back on Check-in Pages

Android users are happy this morning as Foursquare has once again updated their app to bring back a once-popular features. This time, Foursquare has put points back on check-in pages. That’s not the only new feature to ship with this update. Foursquare has also added a bold typeface for shout-outs and friend mentions for check-ins, as well as a new …

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Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature

As previously reported, Bing has launched a new feature that surfaces authors of news articles articles in its social sidebar. Bing did not talk about how to be included in this in its announcement. With Google, you have a specific process to follow to be included in its authorship program, which gets your picture in the search results and helps …

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Mars Rover Curiosity is Now Using Foursquare

NASA today announced that the Mars rover Curiosity has begun using Foursquare to “check in” on Mars. Curiosity checked-in from Gale Crater earlier today, marking the first check-in on another planet. Foursquare users can follow the rover’s progress and see photos of its journey by “Liking” the Mars Curiosity Foursquare account. A Curiosity-themed badge earned by checking-in at science centers, …

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Mars Rover Joins Foursquare, Checks-in at Gale Crater

Having checked-in at nearly every place on Earth, it’s about time Foursquare users have moved on to another planet. But in order to do this, the social network needed a brand new member. Luckily, the Mars rover Curiosity has obliged. That’s right, NASA’s one-ton Mars explorer has officially joined Foursquare. It’s only check-in so far has been at Gale Crater, …

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Foursquare App Adds OpenTable Integration for Easy Reservations

In another move to strengthen the “explore” functionality of their app, Foursquare has added an awesome new integration to the mobile experience. Now, users can make restaurant reservations via OpenTable without ever leaving the Foursquare app. “Now when you’re searching for the perfect dinner spot with Explore on iPhone or Android, you’re just a few taps away from making a …

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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 Updates iOS App with New Search Categories, iPhone 5 Compatibility

Just a few days after touting that they had the “perfect map,” Foursquare has now improved on it and inserted it into a brand new update for their iOS app. According to Foursquare, the new app not only features the updated map but is also faster and ready for the iPhone 5. “Like any good map, if you type a …

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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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