Foursquare Be Hustlin'
Foursquare announced a new feature today that will make it harder for you to ignore the app, despite your repeated attempts.
The company is testing a new feature that will automatically send you tips about the place you’re at without ever having to open the app itself. Using this feature doesn’t check you in–it’s primarily for Read More
Secondhand News The online consignment shop Refashioner.com went live this week. Billed as a “curated, online eco-mmunity” for buying, selling and trading vintage clothing, users can apply to create a “closet” and upload pictures of used clothing to sell—which must be approved by the “ReFashion police.” For more info, we direct you to the site’s 10-point sustainable fashion manifesto.
Pricey pics Short on cash? Now you can sell your iPhone photos for $10 a pop. Simply download Foap’s free app, upload photos from your iPhone albums and send them to Foap’s “experts” for approval. The only catch: Foap pockets 50 percent of your profit on each image, and users are warned that images with heavy filters from Instagram and the like won’t be approved. But still!
Communal connectivity Open Garden, a free app for Android, Mac and PC that enables one gadget to share bandwidth connectivity with nearby devices, announced a new Wi-Fi Direct feature for Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” at Google I/O last week.
As Dennis Crowley pointed out on Twitter yesterday, foursqaure’s robust API has allowed developers to create thousands of interesting apps that are running primarily and in some cases entirely off the services data.
We already told you about Fourcraft, which turned New York into a giant game of risk. Today it’s Foursquaropoly (tough name), which layers the basic principles of the classic board game Monopoly on top of Big Apple check-ins.
Ahhh lurkers, where would the internet be without them. While Foursquare has growing steadily, hitting the 10 million user mark today, co-founder Dennis Crowley say that to truly hit scale, Foursquare needs to find a way to offer value to users who don’t check in.
Over the last year Foursquare’s data base has grown from one million venues to more than 15 million. At the same time, according to watchdog blog About Foursquare, the number of active superusers, who help to clean and organize this data, has actually declined.
Once upon a time very active users were promoted to Read More
A new study from Comscore finds that one in five smartphone users access check in services through their device. That five times the activity found by Forrester Research in a report they put together last summer.