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Foursquare updated for iOS 5 with new ‘Radar’ feature

October 12th, 2011

Foursquare announced on Wednesday that it has updated its client to version 4.0 with support for iOS 5. The update will provide users with access to a brand new “Radar” feature that takes advantage of iOS 5’s region monitoring capabilities to automatically alert you of destinations nearby that you might be interested in. If a …

RIM to add foursquare support to BBM

May 3rd, 2011

During the BlackBerry World Keynote in Orlando this morning, Research In Motion announced that it is working with foursquare to include support for the social-network in an upcoming version of BlackBerry Messenger. Users will be able to share their location information as their BBM status, but RIM execs didn’t go into much detail on how …

New York City mayor dubs April 16th 'Foursquare Day'

April 14th, 2011

Multiple cities have signed on to celebrate “Foursquare Day” on April 16th, but none as prominently as New York City. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared April 16th “Foursquare Day” in New York City to celebrate the company and its success — but also to attract new startups to the area. “There is no better …

Google Maps 5.2 hits the Android Market

March 4th, 2011

It looks like the gang from Mountain View have pushed Google Maps 5.2 to the Android Market. Aside from the standard performance improvements, the update adds the ability to post place-ratings directly to Twitter and “ping” friends to request check-ins. Google reminds you that both parties using Maps must be on version 5.2 to take advantage of …

Google Latitude adds check-ins, available now for Android devices

February 1st, 2011

If there has been one thing Google Latitude lacked, it was the ability to actually check-in to places and locations. You might ask why you’d need to do that since that service constantly runs in the background and updates your location to friends, but Latitude has never been focused on that granular level, it’s more …

Google Latitude for iOS hits the App Store

December 13th, 2010

Remember Google Latitude — Google’s location-based social network that allows users to easily share their locations with friends? Yeah, neither did we… at least not until Google’s new iOS app popped up over the weekend. Google Latitude is half-baked at best, though we imagine once Google launches a social network that doesn’t flop, Latitude will …

Gowalla iPhone app adds check-in support Foursquare, Facebook, more

December 2nd, 2010

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. As the mobile check-in game get more popular — and thus, more annoying — with each passing day, the new breed of LBS services must find new ways to fight for users. But can’t they all just get along? Gowalla seems to think so, and with its newly …

Apple adds iOS Concierge service for Apple Store check-ins [Updated]

October 26th, 2010

Like Foursqure, Apple’s new app update will allow users to perform location based check-ins. Unlike Foursquare, Apple’s new app will actually be useful. The service in question, dubbed Concierge, allows iOS users to wirelessly check in at Apple Store locations and enter into a queue for service. Concierge is a dedicated app on Apple Store …