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Turn Your @Foursquare Check-Ins into a #History Lesson with @hoffrocket’s @Fourstalgia [review]

One of my favorite new apps that use the Foursquare API is Fourstalgia. It’s a very cool hack project built by Jon Hoffman @hoffrocket, an engineer at Source: http://www.methodshop.com I love this concept, but like many applications, it appears to … Continue reading

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Foursquare tracks where you are even when the app is closed – Washington Post

Foursquare tracks where you are even when the app is closed Washington Post The all-new version of Foursquare, announced Wednesday, “learns what you like, leads you to places you’ll love,” and tracks your every movement even when the app is … Continue reading

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Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm

In this week’s roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own? Source: http://www.npr.org I’m pleased to read that I’m … Continue reading

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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 http://twit.tv/twig/260. Source: http://www.youtube.com Something more to try. Google should have some great insights into what’s around me. Look forward to checking it … Continue reading

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Foursquare With a Storyline: Google Brings Ingress to iOS – NDTV

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Foursquare With a Storyline: Google Brings Ingress to iOS
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That’s because Ingress is – at its heart – a location based check-in service, like Foursquare or Facebook Places.

Source: gadgets.ndtv.com

I’ve got so many friends who have been playing Ingress since way back when and raved about it, maybe its getting old hat to them, I don’t know, but I’m going to find out for myself now that it is finally available on iOS.

 

There just don’t seem to be that many location based games as opposed to gamified location based apps.

 

I also love Science Fiction so I look forward to finally being able to download it myself.

 

Location and mobile open so many opportunities for gamification in apps. Hopefully opening this up to more users will revitalize it and encourage more organizations to find ways to engage customers, staff and stakeholders where their relationship has a location based element.

 

It’s funny how many companies I have spoken to or consulted with have shown an interest but never done anything, despite acknowledging the potential value. I don’t know that this will help, but for some it might.

 

I’ll be back at some stage to share what I have learnt from Ingress on iOS.

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Foursquare refreshes Swarm with better check-ins, easier sharing …

Foursquare, the popular location-based social networking service, back in May took all the gamified features out of its main iOS client – the mayorships,

Source: www.idownloadblog.com

So what do you think of the new Facebook? Are you a bit confused? Is it doing the things you signed up to Facebook for? Is it better or worse? Do they have the gamification right, or was it better before.

 

It seems to be morphing a lot more into a social app where you can find out where your friends are, but I’m not sure where they are going with things like location based marketing and how the new gamification will work.

 

Obviously they need to keep reinventing themselves to find new audiences and revenue. Ar they on the right track? I’m really interested in your thoughts.

 

I do like the idea of who’s nearby and if I worked in the city I would probably use it more to catch up with friends and associates, but I’m not checking in anywhere as often as I used to.

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Swarm Makes Foursquare Meetups Simpler on iOS and Android – PC Magazine

See on Scoop.it – Location Is Everywhere Swarm Makes Foursquare Meetups Simpler on iOS and Android PC Magazine Foursquare has been one of the most popular location-aware social apps on mobile devices for years now, but the company is trying … Continue reading

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Swarm, Foursquare’s New App for Check-Ins and Friends, Is Now Available … – WebProNews

See on Scoop.it – Location Is Everywhere TechHive Swarm, Foursquare’s New App for Check-Ins and Friends, Is Now Available … Luigi Cappel‘s insight: I’ve mentioned Swarm previously, but it looks like the launch was done by geography because I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Ahead of Swarm’s release next week, Foursquare freezes mayors ‘for the time … – The Next Web

See on Scoop.it – Location Is Everywhere Ahead of Swarm’s release next week, Foursquare freezes mayors ‘for the time … The Next Web Foursquare today revealed more details about its service split into its existing app and its new Swarm … Continue reading

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Track Foursquare check-ins (w/ Maps) in a Google Drive Spreadsheet

See on Scoop.it – Location Is Everywhere ‘Track Foursquare check-ins (w/ Maps) in a Google Drive Spreadsheet’: Connect Foursquare and Google Drive with this IFTTT Recipe by tcapote. Luigi Cappel‘s insight: I haven’t tried this, but if you were a merchandiser … Continue reading

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