I remember a few years back when all the location-based services, like Foursquare, didn’t have a complete set of locations to check-into. I would often find myself creating a new location or skipping the check-in altogether.
Today, that seems like an issue of the past, as Foursquare recently said:
“We’ve hit a pretty amazing milestone – there are nearly 1,000,000 businesses claimed on foursquare.”
With a near complete set, the next step is to start adding features to each of those locations. Check-out Foursquare’s latest update as they do just that:
Starting today, you’ll start seeing updates…from the places where you’re a loyal customer. It’s an easy way to keep up with news from places you frequent, including things like new specials, pictures of the latest shipment of shoes, or a serendipitous food truck appearance. The best part is there’s no extra work for you to do: we already know you care about a place if you’ve checked in often or liked it, and will show you updates from it when you’re in the same city.
Also, when you look for places or when you check in, you’ll see these updates on the page – kind of like the chalkboard where a restaurant writes its daily specials. For example, when you’re on Northern Spy Food Co.’s page, you’ll see their recent update about their latest seasonal drink.
To see what these look like in action, check out some of the businesses that have started sharing updates. Some are national chains, like H&M, Togo’s Sandwiches, Outback Steakhouse, and Wolfgang Puck. Some are universities on foursquare, like University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of South Florida, Duke University, Texas A&M University, Indiana University-Bloomington, and Boston University. And some are local New York favorites, like Luke’s Lobster, New York Public Library, NYC Parks Department, and Northern Spy Food Company.
Source: Foursquare Blog – Introducing Local Updates from businesses – keeping up with the places you love has never been easier!
Continue reading Now that Foursquare has mapped every business – time to start adding features
If you use foursquare to check-in to your favorite locations and share those notifications on Facebook, then you’re in for a treat.
Foursquare has announced that your foursquare check-ins will now populate your Timeline map. Before, only actual Facebook check-ins as well as location tagged images would populate that map. This is a pretty nifty update.
When you visit someone’s map on their Timeline, you can see pins of all of the places that they’ve been without you having to dig through their actual profile to find location-style updates. Adding foursquare check-ins will certainly make this a more enjoyable experience.
via The Next Web
If you’re wondering about all your past check-ins, I only show about two months worth of history on my Facebook map. This could mean that only the check-ins since Foursquare integrated with Facebook Timeline are included.
Want to remember all the places you went to on last summer’s trip to Mexico? Or relive all the adventures you’ve had with your best friend?
With our all-new, fully-searchable history page, you can easily jump to all your past check-ins from any month or year, and even filter them by who you were with, what type of place you were at, or which neighborhood, city, or country you were in. We’ll show you your check-in photos, comments, and friends who were there.
Soon we’ll be adding more features, like filtering by venue, and adding tips or creating lists right from this history page. It’s all to help you get the most of your adventures, even when you’re back at home. Take it for a spin!
via Foursquare Blog
// Thx – Joseph Smarr, Photo – Foursquare HQ