foursquare for smartphones


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foursquare: when the city is your playground!


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Find Your Friends and Unlock Your City

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Foursquare is a location-based social networking website, software for mobile devices, and also a game.

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Users "check-in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application. They are then awarded points and sometimes "badges."

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The service was created by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai. Crowley had previously founded the similar project Dodgeball, which Google bought in 2005 and shut down in 2009 Dennis Crowley Naveen Selvadurai.

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Foursquare is a web and mobile application that allows registered users to connect with friends and update their location. Points are awarded for "checking in" at venues.

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Users can choose to have their Twitter and/or their Facebook accounts updated when they check in

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In version 1.3 of their iPhone application, Foursquare enabled push-notification of friend updates, which they call "Pings."

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Foursquare currently has iPhone, Android, webOS and BlackBerry application.

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Badges are earned by checking into various venues. When a user gains a badge, he or she has the same badge across all cities. Once a badge is earned by a player, it will remain on that user's profile indefinitely.

Superuser status : 

Superuser status The service provides three levels of "Superuser status" (which is not to be confused with the Superuser badge). Superuser status is conferred on users who check in frequently or enter new venue information into Foursquare. Superuser level 1 can edit venue info (address, cross street, phone, Twitter names, map pin location), mark places as "closed", and let Foursquare know about duplicate venues. Superuser level 2 can edit venues, merge duplicate venue listings, remove tags, and add venue categories for any venue. Superuser level 3 adds the ability to create and remove venue aliases.

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The company now has a base of about a million users.

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According to latest news, Yahoo was interested in buying Foursquare and was willing to pay US$125 million for the year-old startup.

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Foursquare has been growing like a weed for so long now that it is hard to recall when most major cities in the world were crying to be let into the service. Whatever Foursquare is doing is working.

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