Introduction “A FREE app” To share and save the places you visitPersonalized recommendationsand deals based on where you, your friends, and people with your tastes have been.
HistoryFoursquare co-founders Dennis Crowley and NaveenSelvadurai met in 2007 while working in the sameoffice space (at different companies) in New YorkCity.Working from Dennis kitchen table in New YorksEast Village, they began building the first versionof foursquare in fall 2008, and launched it atSouth by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas inMarch 2009.
Facts andFiguresOver 20 million usersworldwideOver 2 billion check-ins, withmillions more every dayBusinesses: Over 750,000 usingthe Merchant PlatformEmployees: Over 100 (last updated April, 2012)
Installation & Usage Step 1Download Foursquare App Step 2 Sign up for Foursquare Step 3 Log in Step 4 Check-in!
Badges: Badges areFeatures earned by checking into various venues. Some badges can"To Do" list for only be earned in aprivate use & "Tips" specific city.to venues that otherusers can read,which serve assuggestions forgreat things to do,see or eat at thelocation. Mayorship "Specials" are an extra incentive for Foursquare users to go "check-in" at a new spot or revisit their favorite hangout.
ScoringEach time the user checks into aplace, he or she receives points.Scores break down as follows:Checking in to a new place – 5pointsBecoming the Mayor of a venue - 5pointsAdding a new venue – 5 pointsBeing the first of the usersfriends to check into a newlocation - 3 pointsChecking in to a place the user hasbeen before – 1 pointLocation multiplier for eachplace a user goes in a day – 1 pointper locationPoints for checking in with thesame friend at multiple locations- BFF bonus
ReferencesFoursquare. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved July 13, 2012, fromhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FoursquareAgent-X comics. (n.d.). To the Batcave. Retrieved July 13, 2012, fromhttp://www.agent-x.com.au/comic/to-the-batcave/Movity. (n.d.). Visualize your check-ins. Retrieved July 13, 2012, fromhttp://www.weeplaces.com/
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