Foursquare is a location based social network that incorporates
gaming elements. Users share their location with friends by “checking
in” via a smartphone app or by text message. Points are awarded for checking in at
various venues. Users can connect their Foursquare accounts to their Twitter and
Facebook accounts, which can update when a check in is registered. By checking
in a certain number of times, or in different locations, users can collect virtual
badges. In addition, users who have checked in the most times at a certain venue
will be crowned “Mayor” until someone surpasses their number. Various venues
have embraced Foursquare, and offer special deals to users who are
“mayors”. Foursquare has applications for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and
Foursquare was created by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai.
Tot. Funding $21.4M
New York, USA
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Gowalla is a location-based service that helps people keep up
with their friends, share their favorite places, and discover the world
around them. Users can connect with friends on their iPhone, Android,
Blackberry or Palm smartphones—as well as on the web.
Based in Austin, Texas, Gowalla was launched in 2009 by Josh Williams and Scott
Raymond. The company is backed by investors including Greylock Partners, Alsop-
Louie Partners, Founders Fund, and other prominent angel investors.
Tot. Funding $10.4M
designed and developed deep in the heart of Texas