Foursquare confirms 20M users, 2 billion check-ins, on 4sqDay 2012. Today, the third annual 4sqDay (April 16, four-squared, get it?)
, check-in king Foursquare confirmed that it has reached new milestones of 20 million users and a whopping 2 billion check-ins. Anyone who makes a check-in on the service today will receive the 2012 4sqDay badge, as well as the following message: In 2010, foursquare fans declared April 16 4sqDay (4/4^2 – nerds after our own heart!). Two years and two billion check-ins later, you’re still why we get out of bed each day. Thanks to all 20 million of you for making us part of your lives. Foursquare surpassed 15 million users back in December, and in March founder Dennis Crowley said it was close to 20 million users. While it’s not growing as fast as uber-popular Instagram, Foursquare’s steady growth shows that there’s still plenty of value left in its check-in model, even if its revenue prospects are cloudy.
The New York City-based company has raised over $71 million in funding so far. Illustration: Sean Ludwig/VentureBeat. Foursquare’s New Growth Strategy? Users who Don’t Check In. By Ben Popper 6/20/11 9:16am Share this: We can't all be da mayor.
Ahhh lurkers, where would the internet be without them. While Foursquare has growing steadily, hitting the 10 million user mark today, co-founder Dennis Crowley say that to truly hit scale, Foursquare needs to find a way to offer value to users who don’t check in. Speaking at the 92nd street Y for the #140 conference this week, Crowley pointed out that Twitter, five percent of users account for 75 percent of the activity. A lot of those users, however, are on Twitter to follow their favorite celebrities or friends. On Foursquare, it would be a little strange (you stalker) to follow people without participating.The service is less of a platform for public figures and more of a social network for friends to keep tabs on one another. But with the introduction of the explore feature, Foursquare is positioning itself as a city guide as well. Follow Ben Popper via RSS. by Taboolaby Taboola Sponsored ContentSponsored Content. 3M Check-Ins / Day, Signed Up 500,000 Merchants. Bloomberg TV Foursquare users are checking in 3 million times per day now, up from 2 million in February, CEO Dennis Crowleytold Bloomberg TV.
Out of 10 million users that's a very impressive number. People had been worrying about "check-in fatigue" -- the idea that Foursquare would pick up new users because they want to check out the app, but after a while they would stop using it. Now, 3 million check-ins per day doesn't mean 3 million users use it every day, because we're sure plenty of people check-in several times a day, but it's still a number that suggests high engagement overall, and mitigates worries about check-in fatigue. Also, Crowley said Foursquare has signed up 500,000 merchants. And because Foursquare doesn't have Groupon's thousands-strong sales force, it means it accomplished most of that through word-of-mouth. Click here to watch the Bloomberg interview → Foursquare Also Just Signed A Huge Partnership With Groupon → Foursquare growing at 1 million users per month - TNW Apps.
Last year at Tech Crunch Disrupt, Dennis Crowley said his Foursquare product was 10% of what it should be.
Crowley says they’re growing at 1 million users per month with 60 employees focusing on machine learning. Today, Foursquare boasts 600 million checkins total, averaging 3 million per day from its nearly 10 million users. Today at Disrupt 2011, Crowley dismissed rumors of a possible partnership with Groupon. “Are you doing a Groupon deal,” Arrington asked. Crowley wouldn’t budge. The big announcement today: Crowley took out his INQ Cloud Touch smartphone aka The Facebook phone, which is only available in the overseas at the moment.
While Foursquare is very based in the present tense, they explore the past tense through its massive data sets and may be looking into future location planning features soon. Foursquare Surpasses 10 Million Users [INFOGRAPHIC] Foursquare hit a big milestone over the weekend: It surpassed the 10 million user mark, becoming the first location-based social network to do so.
The startup, which launched in March 2009, posted the following infographic on its blog to celebrate the announcement Monday: The infographic highlights, among other things: Accelerated growth over time: It took the startup five months to get its first 100,000 users and roughly seven weeks to get its last million.Its growing global reach: 358 million checkins have been made outside of the U.S.The most popular checkin locations in the U.S.: Old Navy, Bank of America, 7-Eleven, Home Depot and Target all top the list.A few fun facts: New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is also the Foursquare mayor of City Hall in NYC, and nearly 80,000 Foursquare mayors are ousted each day.