Foursquare for beginners


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Foursquare for beginners... from the user's perspective.

Millions of people are yet to learn more about this beautiful app called foursquare.

Here's a simplified presentation to be the GAME...

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Foursquare for beginners

  1. 1. for Beginners<br />User Perspectives<br />Simplified By – Syed M. Raza<br /><br /><br />
  2. 2. What is foursquare?<br />Geolocation based mobile social application,<br />A check-in service,<br />A social guide to the place you are in with foursquare,<br />A kind of social game where you explore places, beat your friends and share socially,<br />
  3. 3. How does foursquare work?<br />@User end<br />Foursquare has 3 basic components at the user end.<br />Check-in: Announce the presence in a particular place or venue,<br />Badges: Users can earn different badges by checking-into different places and also by following brand pages.<br />Points: A variety of points depending upon the user’s check-ins.<br />
  4. 4. The foursquare game…<br />@User end<br />Foursquare is really a game at the user end…<br />Check-in: Explore the excitement of being in a place you like, admire or even a place of your dreams. <br />Badges: Earn the badges that others can’t.<br />Points: Beat your friends on points and ranks.<br />Rank: Compete with your friends on a weekly basis.<br />
  5. 5. What does foursquare have…<br />@User end<br />All the benefits that a social game can possess,<br />Exploring places from your locality along with those you haven’t (even) heard about,<br />Earning points & badges for check-ins,<br />Becoming a mayor of a certain place with highest check-ins,<br />Leaving tips on places in foursquare,<br />Creating to do lists,<br />
  6. 6. Continued…<br />7. Finding the taste that suits you,<br />8. Finding the offers & perks by your local stores and businesses,<br />9. See friends’ locations,<br />10. Making new friends, yes… new friends,<br />11. Sync to twitter and Facebook,<br />
  7. 7. Is foursquare safe?<br />@User end<br />Yes. Foursquare is safe provided you follow the norms laid by foursquare.<br />Read the Privacy Policy and Privacy 101 stated by foursquare on its sites (at bottom) before you use it.<br />
  8. 8. How to do foursquare?<br />@User end<br />Foursquare is available in almost all the mobile phones that supports GRPS,<br />Register an account first (with your email id),<br />Don’t forget to put a profile picture,<br />For iPhone, BlackBerry and Androids one can easily download the apps,<br />
  9. 9. The ease of using foursquare<br />@User end<br />Look for the bar with Me, History, Badges, Stats and Friends.<br />Me – Everything about you (your check-ins history, mayorship/s, tips, friends, following, to do lists etc.)<br />History – All your check-ins datewise, timewise with all the shout-outs,<br />Badges – All the badges you have earned so far,<br />Stats – Your stats showing no. of days checked-in, no. of check-ins, averages, distribution by day etc.<br />Friends – Your friends check-ins and the following check-ins as well.<br />
  10. 10. The ease of using foursquare<br />@User end<br />Notification – All the notifications would pop-up with a counter under the notification tab on top clicking on which would show the notifications time-wise,<br />Settings – Under this tab you can always change the way you want to receive the notifications on your mail or mobile, the way you sync your twitter & Facebook and other setting like name, location, third party apps etc.<br />
  11. 11. The ease of using foursquare<br />@User end<br />Well, you don’t have an iPhone! Don’t worry!<br />To start with you can register on your internet connected PC or MAC. <br />Now, open the web browser on whatever the mobile you have and simply type and you are the GAME…<br />
  12. 12. Have a question? Square it…<br />@User end<br />Have a question on How to use foursquare? <br />Wanna know about the business perspectives?<br />Shout it loud with your next check-in adding @SyedMRaza<br />or just simply tweet using that @syedmraza<br />
  13. 13. Enjoy foursquare… Explore Life…Thank You.<br />