Thursday, February 11, 2010


Looking for a hot new mobile app? Check out Foursquare (see link below.) Foursquare is yet another social media tool designed to help you, and your friends, better explore your city.

You can get the app on your Android, Palm Pre, Blackberry or iPhone. The app uses GPS to show you a list of nearby places--users can check in from bars, restaurants, clubs, parks, etc. A user can earn points, unlock badges, and if you frequent a certain venue you get dubbed "the Mayor" of that locale.

Foursquare recently announced a deal with The New York Times where they will collaborate on special badges and reports from the upcoming Winter Olympics--recommendations will be offered to Foursquare users for the towns of Vancouver, Whistler and Squamish.

1 comment:

  1. There's a similar GPS driven social network co-founded by a KU alum based in Austin: Gowalla

    Both options pose interesting opportunities for a GPS driven loyalty program.