Alex McCauley (anm) Breakout Mobile App at SXSW. Foursquare NextTwitter? When we first wrote about Foursquare back in March it had just hit the web scene at SXSW and was taking the social media community by storm.
We instantly saw the potential of a location-based service based on your Twitter network with an added layer of social gameplay. Now we're starting to see the app get adopted by more and more of our friends, finding traction in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, and several other hyperlocal metro hubs. Cashmore foursquare is next years twitter. Mashable's Pete Cashmore says he thinks location-based mobile startup Foursquare will be the Twitter of 2010.
Pete Cashmore: Early adopters say Foursquare could be 2010's big social-media craze Foursquare is a location-based mobile startup that lets users share locations with friends It's also a virtual game in which users earn badges for checking in at various venues The parallels with Twitter are numerous; the two services even share investors Editor's note: Pete Cashmore is founder and CEO of Mashable, a popular blog about social media. He is writing a weekly column about social networking and tech for CNN.com. London, England (CNN) -- As 2009 draws to a close, with Twitter undoubtedly this year's media darling and Facebook continuing on its path to global domination, you may wonder which social-media service will become tech's poster boy in 2010. Among the Web's early adopter set, the answer is nearly unanimous: Foursquare. The Twitter connection. Foursquare BlackBerry. For a while, the only way to play the location-based Foursquare was through its iPhone app or the scant mobile website.
Then came an Android app, opening the game to a whole new group of users. And now, BlackBerry users are getting the love. The service is officially launching on the BlackBerry today after several weeks in private beta testing with a few hundred users. Specifically, the app with work on all 8000 and 9000 series devices (any BlackBerry with a trackball), and it will also work with the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm, but Foursquare notes that a special version built for that device is in the works too.
Hyperlocal Business Directory MerchantCircle Signs Up Millionth. Hyperlocal business directory MerchantCircle has been steadily growing as an online network and business directory for merchants in smaller towns to advertise to consumers. MerchantCircle has long targeted its site’s features towards merchants versus catering towards the consumer, as sites like Yelp and CitySearch do. Today, the network has hit a milestone by signing up its one millionth merchant.
Not too shabby for the business directory, considering there are an estimated 15 million local merchants in the U.S. today. Foursquare Not Flattered By Yelp Check-Ins. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
But Foursquare doesn’t seem too tickled by Yelp’s newest feature. On Friday, Yelp fired a major shot across the bow of the location-based services with the launch of the latest version of its iPhone app. The app’s big new feature is the ability to check-in at venues in cities, which is of course exactly what Foursquare is built around. Foursquare’s TVcommercial Airs Tonight. First Google, now Foursquare.
Hot on the heels of Google’s first Search television ad (run during the Super Bowl, no less), the location-based social network Foursquare is gearing up to do the same thing tonight. In a tweet sent from their main Twitter account, the Foursquare team notes a “rumor” that an ad for their service will be running on Bravo tonight alongside the show Sheer Genius from 9 to 10 PM. Gatsby: Connecting Foursquare Friends Who Like Cats and Circuses. Here's an interesting idea.
The recently launched service Gatsby aims to connect locals on Foursquare who share the same interests. The setup is simple. Foursquare’s New Site Design Starts To Roll Live As Gossip Girl. Since its launch almost exactly a year ago, Foursquare’s website has largely had the same basic design.
Tonight, it looks like that’s finally getting updated. While it looks like the update is still in the process of rolling out to all the pages, Foursquare.com now clearly has new system-wide toolbars, a brand new sign-up page, as well as some new settings. You might also notice a new, name-only logo. While it’s been clear for a while that Foursquare has been working on a site redesign, only in the past few days have signs started to show that it was coming. For example, a completely revamped History area showed up a few days ago, one allowing for venues to have categories as well as show which friends you checked-in with at places. The biggest part of the changes currently rolling out is to the sign-up page. Location History A Lot More Interestin. As has been made abundantly clear to me over the past two weeks, just about every location-based service is planning big things for the SXSW festival, which starts later this week in Austin, Texas.
A few of the players have already started rolling out small changes, such as aesthetic upgrades. But a new, subtle update by Foursquare may have much larger implications. As we noted last week, Foursquare has begun revamping the “history” area of its website. This is likely part of the larger goal to completely revamp the website itself (which isn’t very useful right now), and this data also ties in to the new Foursquare iPhone app set to launch later this week. Revamped Foursquare for iPhone Hits the App Store. Last week, an App Store error got the latest version of Foursquare for the iPhone into a few users hands a little bit early.
That hiccup resulted in the app briefly disappearing from the App Store before finally returning early yesterday. Now the newly designed version of the app is in the App Store and available for everyone to check out.Foursquare 1.7 features a new design, faster checkins and shouts, plus an easy way to view your checkin history. The app also features pull-to-refresh, a la Tweetie 2 for the iPhone. The app is a lot more responsive in our tests and the new interface is a big enhancement. Video foursquare 11 mrt 2010. What to cook for the President?
Civil War hero gets medal 150 years later Does Israel's 'Unit 8200' go too far? America's most wanted terrorists China blacks out CNN's report on crackdown Fireball meteor caught on camera Was this man Jack the Ripper? Mayor of the North Pole :playing 4square. [NOTE: I've posted some recent developments at the bottom. ] I’ve been blatantly cheating at foursquare for the past week. I didn’t mean to start the week this way. Most of my friends know me as a responsible father who occasionally plays piano at local open mics, and makes puzzles.
Last Sunday, while checking into the Hill Street Cafe in Burbank using the foursquare iPhone app, I idly wondered, “Can I become the mayor of the North Pole?” So I tried checking into a nearby 7-Eleven. When I got home, I looked to see if foursquare had an api. This can be done on the command line using the curl program, like so: A Private, Anti-Foursquare To Geo-Fence Those Neer To You. If you are going to launch a new location app, creating an anti-Foursquare is probably not a bad idea. About a week ago, a Qualcomm-incubated project called Neer quietly launched on the Android market, and has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since then.
Unnamed collection. MyTown. Yelp. Feest.je. Feest.je (fstje) Is inchecken tegenwoordig een Feest.je? Boris (Boris) Aldert Greydanus (aldert) Boris @ At The gate. Google. Loopt. HUGE: Google Set to Make Gmail Social With Status Update Feature. Gmail is set to become Google’s next major push into social media. According to The Wall Street Journal, the popular webmail service will soon launch a new feature for sharing content and status updates with friends. [Update: We think Google might announce these features on Tuesday] As WSJ points out, Gmail users can already update their statuses — sort of — through Gmail’s chat feature. Currently, this feature is more akin to the traditional IM “away message.” However, with this new social push, Gmail will offer a timeline-view of your friends' status updates, just like on Facebook and Twitter.
Google To Unveil Broad New Social Product Tomorrow. Rummble. Foursquare Rummble in the Jungle, as new Android app rel.
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