Foursquare

Foursquare

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

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Pros
  • Original GPS use
  • Social play
  • Clear interface.
Cons
  • It's boring to play alone :(
  • I'd prefer that bartender doesn't look at me like that.
  • Oh, I'm the mayor of the worst pizzeria around.
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"At the moment, it's just a game But who knows what may become?"

Reviewed by / May 17, 2011

Foursquare is a location-based service, but it's also a social game.

When you first sign up, Foursquare locates you and looks for places you can check into. Each check in gives you points which, if collected enough, make you the mayor of that place. As if you were a boyscout you can unlock badges visiting the same place frequently (the gym would be a great idea).

"Places" means usually bars and shops, but they are also bus stops, the nearest park or the farthest romantic spot. There are places that offer special prizes and discounts if you can show that you are Mayor of that place. The list of associated places is growing every day and players can add more to the overall list.

You can leave comments for those who came to that place in the future, so Foursquare can be a very powerful social tool for local shops and starting business.

Foursquare was born to become much more than a social geocatching game. It will achieve its goal when the number of associated places is really significant. Meanwhile, it's fun to play competing against friends and neighbors just strolling around home.

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Developer's original description available here
Over 40 million people use Foursquare to keep up and meet up with friends on-the-go.

Join Foursquare to:

· Keep up with your friends’ adventures
· Never miss a party
· Find the best places nearby
· Get exclusive money-saving deals
· Record and share the places you visit

Happy exploring!

☂ Need help? Visit support.foursquare.com

Recently changed in this version

What's new: Want to know more about the places around you? With our new details you can see what a place is notable for - is it trendy? romantic? a great value?

2014-04-01: Bug fixes.


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Comments and ratings for Foursquare
  • (67)

    by big mac on 18/04/2014

    Adding places is way too difficult and takes way too long. Hence the app is far from being complete enough to be worth using.

  • (67)

    by vikas gharawala on 18/04/2014

    Gr8 fun

  • (67)

    by Aaron De Jesus on 18/04/2014

    Gives all the common places to go to. Yelp offers more places.

  • (67)

    by haizey ahmad on 18/04/2014

    Suck

  • (67)

    by Lincoln Hayes on 18/04/2014

    It's silly and pointless but I love using it. And the tips end up being very useful.

  • (67)

    by nandi saputra on 18/04/2014

    I can't add place via android phone.. Please fix this part, i thing this app more better

  • (67)

    by Alyssa Piela on 17/04/2014

    Love it!