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foursquare - Welcome to the next wave of social location based services

foursquare - Welcome to the next wave of social location based services

foursquare - Welcome to the next wave of social location based services

“I’m Checking In” foursquare FourSquare is a mobile application that is getting a lot of buzz at the moment. The basic premise of the service is to use the application to ‘check in’ when you are at restaurants / pubs / shops etc and share this information with your friends Facebook / Twitter. The application is clever as it looks up where you are using the technology in your Smartphone (GPS / Wi-Fi triangulation) and will give you a list of nearby locations to choose from. Once you have ‘checked in’ to a location you can see who else has visited there recently and be pushed location specific offers. There is a strong gaming component to this application with badges awarded to users for completing tasks and letting users compete to be the ‘Mayor’ of a specific location through the number of ‘Check Ins’ a user has completed. You can use this application if you have an iPhone / Android / Blackberry / Palm Smartphone with support for more mobile operating systems expected in the future.

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I've not got a foursquare compatible phone at the moment so haven't had much time to play with this. For those that have though it's worth considering just what information you're sharing with the outside world! - http://pleaserobme.com/