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foursquare – New Mobile App Bridges Social Media and Local Advertising

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Foursquare is a new mobile app that a co-worker pointed out to me that has some great applications for a few of our customers.  This is a potential traffic driving tool for all local businesses and offers exceptional impact for those with multiple locations or franchises.

Once the foursquare app is installed, users will “check-in” to various places like restaurants, bars, events, etc. and their circle of friends will be notified.  Users can then recommend places and upon check-in will unlock tips like menu recommendations.  Users earn points which allow them to level up with new badges.  If you’ve visited a place more than anyone else you are bestowed with the honor of Mayor – until someone knocks you off the top spot.

Marketers can offer foursquare only specials that users can unlock at check-in.  Foursquare also offers an API to develop ways to check-in or visualize foursquare data.

Currently, foursquare is available for the iPhone and Android with a Blackberry app in the works.  Bummer because I have an ol’ fashion “Windows powered mobile device” (and my contract is up in 283 days but who’s counting).

Visit foursquare.com to sign up and learn more.

Written by Greg M

January 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm

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