Google Maps Challenges Foursquare: This Week in Google #260

Google Maps challenges Foursquare with new Explore feature on Android and iOS. For the full episode, go to


Something more to try. Google should have some great insights into what’s around me. Look forward to checking it out. I guess if @JeffJarvis likes it, I’ll have to check it out. Of course Google knowing that Jeff likes burritos is interesting, on the other hand if he goes to the same place every Saturday, it’s not going to really be helpful unless he’s in another town. Does it still recommend a local highly rated burrito store then?


I have the app, so I guess I better try it out. I’m really enjoying how it is evolving.


When it comes to Foursquare, the one thing I really like and hope doesn’t go away is the way I use it as a trip diary when I’m on a road trip. The fact that I know when I checked in, where photos I have on my camera, which I took through Foursquare’s lens were taken and when. On my last big trip I bought a travel diary app, I loved the idea, I hated using it. Foursquare was much more now and in fact all I needed.


So try out the new Google Explore feature and let me know what you think?

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About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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