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Foursquare Listens To Users, Reintroduces Check-In Feature (Kind Of)

on August 26, 2014 | Foursquare | Comments (1)
Foursquare Listens To Users, Reintroduces Check-In Feature (Kind Of)

Foursquare has finally listened to the large amount of feedback they are receiving about their new Swarm App. Users are frustrated and still want to use Foursquare to check-in to their favourite locations. Initially Foursquare totally removed the check-in feature from their app – forcing users to download and use Swarm app for check-ins. In […]

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Foursquare Removes Check-ins, Directs Users To New Swarm App

on July 28, 2014 | Foursquare | Comments (0)
Foursquare Removes Check-ins, Directs Users To New Swarm App

Lately there has been a lot of changes going on at Foursquare, as we see the company pivot into a new direction with their geo-location services and check-in features. Users will no longer be able to ‘check-in’ on the Foursquare app, they are instead directed to download the new app called Swarm which offers similar […]

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HTC One X Smartphone Review

HTC One X Smartphone Review

After being poised to dominate the android market in 2009 and 2010, HTC had a relatively quiet, even underwhelming year in 2011, suffering from brand dilution with an alarming number of handsets released last year. However, this year HTC gives the market a flagship handset for all of us to concentrate our attention on, and […]

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Mobile Social Media – Friend or Foe?

Mobile Social Media - Friend or Foe?

Social media is becomingly less of an activity and more like a routine; it has integrated itself into our lives so seamlessly that we barely notice just how much we use it. It can be said for most of us that if someone was recording the amount of time we spend on Facebook and Twitter […]

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Gowalla officially shut down

on March 12, 2012 | Gowalla | Comments (0)
Gowalla officially shut down

Mobile geo-location app, Gowalla has now official shut down. We reported sometime ago that Facebook purchased Gowalla - mainly as a talent purchase. Gowalla staff members and CEO Josh Williams have been busy working on the new Facebook Places API. You can see the blog post from Facebook here, which goes on to explain that the API […]

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Foursquare Statistics – December 2011

on December 9, 2011 | Foursquare | Comments (0)
Foursquare Statistics - December 2011

Dennis Crowley, Foursquare Co-Founder and CEO has just released some interesting statistics about their geo-location mobile app. Stats include: 4 million check-ins per day 30 million venues world-wide 600,000 merchants using the business tools/ offers products 170,000,000 (170 million) API calls per day You can watch the full interview with Tech Blogger Robert Scoble at […]

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Gowalla to Shut Down Shortly

on December 6, 2011 | Gowalla | Comments (1)
Gowalla to Shut Down Shortly

We reported on the weekend that Facebook has purchased Gowalla. This move was a strategic talent purchase, Facebook is not actually interested in the Gowalla product as a whole – Facebook just want the highly talented team of staff. Gowalla has reported that the service will be winding down in January 2012 and users will […]

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Foursquare reaches 15 Million Users

on December 6, 2011 | Foursquare | Comments (1)
Foursquare reaches 15 Million Users

Foursquare has released some new stats, the geo-location service now has 15 million users – half of which are in the USA, the other half international users. In the last year Foursquare has gained 10 million new members. Growth in the US is strong, but in Australia I must admit I’m losing interest. Facebook places […]

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Facebook buys Gowalla

on December 4, 2011 | Facebook Gowalla | Comments (1)
Facebook buys Gowalla

It has been reported that Facebook has purchased Geo-loation mobile application, Gowalla. Gowalla has competed with Foursquare for several years and always been the smaller of the 2 location based social networks. Gowalla is based in Austin, Texas and has around 30 employees. It has been speculated these employees will move in Facebook’s mobile division […]

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4sqwifi iPhone App gets you Free Wifi

on November 24, 2011 | Foursquare Wifi | Comments (0)
4sqwifi iPhone App gets you Free Wifi

A new social mobile network is upon up. Yes a new one. Built on the Foursquare API, 4sqwifi is an iPhone app that lets you share Wifi Hotspots and their passwords with any member of the public. This is particularly useful if you are visiting a new city and need free Wifi access. What I […]

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