When you’re taking a headcount at your next get-together, don’t forget to include your Facebook friends who aren’t on Foursquare. Today, the check-in service announced a new feature of Monday’s iOS update that lets you mention your friends in your check-in without making them join the network.
Ever since Foursquare redesigned its mobile apps in June, the company has been watching its #allnew4sq Twitter hashtag like a hawk to make sure the users like it. Back by popular demand, the Nearby Friends view will once again be available on BlackBerry and iPhone, with an Android version on the way.
Being an American, I tend to have a limited view of European football, or “soccer”. Nevertheless, the rest of the world has a much boarder view of football, as “The World Game,” and it reflects in mobile and social media usage.
The company celebrated the feat by creating a video with brilliant twinkling lights from around the world. The video is only: 56 long. I recommend you watch it in full screen because the effects are cool and it’s kind of fun.
As social TV continues to grow in popularity, social entertainment check-in service GetGlue is making some exciting announcements.
One reporter from NBC 10 will be assigned to use the station’s foursquare account. The reporter will check in lead news story each day upon his arrival at the event location and make available regular updates as the story develops.
You might be wondering why foursquare choose these colleges first. That is easy to answer because just about every school that is getting a badge has an active foursquare presence. For instance, the University of Oregon and Texas A&M both have sponsored an on campus foursquare-based scavenger hunts. Then, USC quite often asks the student body to check in to campus events, offering incentives to encourage them even more.
Google Places told their readers, “In addition to taking your Google Places ratings and reviews with you, we also thought it’d be useful if you could more easily rate and review on Google the places you’ve found elsewhere in your travels or on the web.”
Owners of smartphones equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology, such as new Nexus S 4G, will be able to check-in on Foursquare and receive a special Google I/O badge by chicking their phones against posters. If you are like most U.S. smartphone owners and don’t have an NFC-enabled phone, you can scan a QR code on the poster instead.