Articles with the tag foursquare

Foursquare To Focus On Local Discovery, Launching ‘Swarm’ For Check-Ins

Foursquare users have checked in over five billion times since the app launched in 2009, but soon that’s all about to change with a dramatic update. Today, the company announced that Foursquare will shift to being all about local discovery, and a separate app called Swarm will be for checking in to locations. Swarm will […]

Instagram Looking To Replace Foursquare As Location Service With Facebook Places

Instagram may be seeking a way to replace its Foursquare API with ‘Places’ from its parent company Facebook. Foursquare is huge in the locations services space, and their free API is used by Vine, Flickr, Pinterest, and Path, among many others. Uber even uses the API to help drivers and passengers zero in on exact […]

Microsoft Invests $15 Million In Foursquare, Will License Its Data

Microsoft was reportedly interested in Foursquare back in August 2013, and today announced a $15 million investment. Our crowd-sourced places database has over 60mm entries and 5b check-ins, and one major new partner – Microsoft. http://t.co/UbidJPViny — Foursquare (@foursquare) February 4, 2014 The tech giant has also signed a multi-year agreement to license Foursquare’s data […]

Foursquare Raises $35 Million In New Funding

Foursquare announced it raised $35 million in new funding today, up from the $41 million it raised in early April. To date, the social network has raised $147 million. The Series D round of funding was led by Capital Group and DFJ Growth, and according to a report from AllThingsD, investors are giving the location […]

Foursquare Ads Now Open To All Small Businesses

Foursquare has been testing promoted listings with a select few businesses, and today has made ads available to all small businesses. This is a big step forward for the location check-in service who has frequently been criticized over its lack of revenue after four years. Its main product, Promoted Listings, allow businesses to appear in […]

Foursquare Hits 40 Million Users

Foursquare raised around $40 million in April 2012, and now has users to match the round of funding at 40 million. This number is up from 35 million which the check-in service has been claiming thus far in 2013. In an effort to get more insight from users on improving the service, Foursquare has also […]

Foursquare For Android Receives Personalized Push Recommendations

Foursquare is rolling out an update to its Android app, allowing users to automatically receive personalized recommendations based on their current location. The new feature works without the need to check-in, and sips valuable battery life at just 0.7 percent per hour. For example, if you are a fan of sushi, having checked in at […]

Foursqare Now Lets Users Search For Venues In Other Cities

In its ever increasing attempt to become the new Yelp the team at Foursquare has released a new city search feature. Using the new update users can now search for venues in locations other than the spot indicated by their ISP address. In a second search box added to the Foursquare homepage users can now […]

Foursquare Debuts For Windows 8, Focuses On Tablets

A new Windows 8 Foursquare app debuted this week during Microsoft’s appearance at the Build 2013 developer conference. According to Microsoft Vice President Steve Guggenheimer the new Foursquare app was designed specifically with tablets in mind. The Foursquare app for Windows 8 features large, full-screen entries for venues alongside an emphasis on photos. The Windows […]

Foursquare Now Allows Users To Check-In Their Friends

Foursquare now allows users to check-in their friends when they are at the same location. In a blog post on Tuesday the company writes: “Instead of you and four friends each pulling out your phone to check in at dinner, now one of you can do it for everyone. Less time spent on your phone, […]

‘Hell Is Other People’ App Is A Satirical, Misanthropic Foursquare [Video]

Do you hate people? Do you wish you had a social app that helped you avoid them? Scott Garner’s “Hell Is Other People” app does just that, helping misanthropes everywhere get a social beat on their pals so they know exactly where not to go. Called a part-satire “experiment in anti-social media,” the app uses […]

Foursquare Settles On $20 Business Registration Fee

Foursquare has settled on a $20 registration fee for businesses that want to be added to its location based service. The new fee was settled on after the service tested out various price points for the service and found that most business owners were receptive to a one-time $20 fee. 1.4 million businesses have already […]

Foursquare Adds More Menus, Aims To Improve Local Search Results

Foursquare has been experiencing a massive transformative phase from check-in location based service to local search results platform. On Tuesday that transformation continues as the company rolled out new menus aimed at localized results. One month ago Foursquare rolled out a new app that it said would “reveal more of the world around you the […]

Foursquare App Update For iPhone: A New Look And New Features

An update for the Foursquare app was released for iPhone users on Wednesday. The new update brings with it a new sleek interface. In its blog post Foursquare writes: “When we launched Foursquare in 2009, we wanted to help you navigate the world by showing you where your friends were hanging out. Now, after four […]

Foursquare ‘New And Notable’ Feature Launches For Android

Foursquare on Thursday announced a new feature called ‘New And Notable.’ As the name suggests the New and Notable feature reveals new businesses that have opened in the users area. Now users have the option to find any restaurant, bar, or other business they choose while highlighting the potential for new haunts. The app also […]

Foursquare ‘Explore’ Feature Now Available For Non-Members

In its ever growing attempt to capitalize on a gigantic database of customer reviews, venue information and check-in data, Foursquare on Friday announced non-member access to its Explore feature. Using the new service Foursquare members can click on a link button via its Web service. The clickable Foursquare button creates a shareable URL for venue […]

Foursquare Now Breaks Down Cultural Events By Location

Foursquare on Wednesday rolled out a new discovery feature that allows users to find cultural events in their immediate area. Among available information is authors appearances, plays, nearby business venues, and other information. Content for the new Foursquare cultural search arrives by way of its partnership with the urban weekly newspaper company Voice Media Group. […]

Foursquare Launches Mobile App For Desktop Business Management Tools

Today, Foursquare launched an app that brings its desktop business management tools to mobile, for ease-of-use by small business owners. The company launched its first mobile app in 2009, and the Foursquare for Business app is its second standalone mobile app. Available for Android and iPhone, the Foursquare for Business app lets business managers create […]

Foursquare Grasps At Relevance, Shows Off Global Check-Ins Map

Foursquare has posted a global map that showcases the strength of its last 500 million check-ins. The map specifically showcases check-ins for the last three months. Foursquare chose to post the map just days after financial research firm PrivCo claimed the company would sell in 2013 for less money than it has raised. The Foursquare […]

Foursquare To Share Full Name Information, More Of Your Data With Venues

Location-based service provider Foursquare now services more than 15 million users and soon the platform will share those users full names with venues. Under terms of its new privacy policy the company has told users that it will start to share full names with businesses so they can access larger data logs. The new Foursquare […]