Articles with the tag Location Based Services

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 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, […]

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 ‘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 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 […]

Most Tweeted Black Friday Words And Location-Based Check-Ins

Black Friday sales were massive in 2012, far surpassing 2011 numbers and along with massive sales were a large number of location-based check-ins and social media mentions. Digital marketing technology provider Silverpop examined the most tweeted words for Black Friday location based tweets and found the most common words to include “coffee,” “deals” and “sale” […]

Facebook Testing Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Use For Users Who Check-In

Facebook has teamed up with local business owners to provide free Wi-Fi hotspot access to any customer who checks-in to the business via the Facebook platform. The world’s largest social network is calling the move a “small test with a few local businesses.” After a user logs onto the free Wi-Fi hotspot they are taken […]

Klash App Brings Truth Or Dare To Foursquare Type Service, Offers Social Rewards

Location based services have traditionally been used to check into locations and on occasion to send sales coupons and other special offers. Now thanks to mobile startup Klash users can take advantage of their friends locations to challenge them in a game of truth or dare. Launched just two weeks ago Klash is a social-rewards […]

Foursquare Launches Explore Tabs For Desktop Users

Known primarily as a mobile application to most users Foursquare on Wednesday took a big leap in bolstering the company’s desktop space by adding its “Explore” feature for Desktop users. Originally planned for launch as part of Foursquare 3.0 in March 2011 the tab program replaces Tips and allows users to find recommendations about food, […]

Mastercard And Facebook Places Team Up For Yankees Promotion In New York

In 2010 when Yankee Stadium was destroyed some of the seats from the historic ballpark were saved and now 20 of those seats are being used in a new program created by Mastercard and Facebook Places. Twenty seats from the old stadium are being scattered around New York City today and fans who find the […]

Foursquare Passes 500,000 Merchant Accounts [Milestone]

After announcing that their location based platform has surpassed 10 million users, Foursquare on Thursday revealed that more than 500,000 merchant accounts have now been added to their program. The company on their official blog post highlighted some of the company’s most creative brand partners such as American Express who are effectively using Foursquare to […]

Gowalla Introduces New ‘National Parks’ Badges

Back in April location based service Gowalla introduced a set of National Park badges that can be earned when users check in at popular destinations such as Yellowstone National Park and now the company has rolled out a new set of badges for parks that were originally left off their list. Here are some of […]

Gowalla Teams Up With “Owl City” For Music Giveaway

Location based service Gowalla has teamed up with singer Owl City for a new merchandise discount and giveaway program that involves Twitter and Facebook. The company will provide one lucky checkin use with a VIP trip to see Owl City play at ACL Live on July 27 while other Gowalla users will receive pins to […]

UnTappd Dominates Social Beer Market With One Millionth Checkin, Gobbles Up RedPint

Untapped, the “Foursquare” of the beer market announced on Wednesday that they have passed the one millionth checkin point. The company also announced that they have acquired competing product RedPint from co-creators John Vadja and Alicia Benjamin. On their official blog co-founders Tim Mather and Greg Avola said of their accomplishments: “As with many craft […]