Foursquare City Guide
by: Foursquare • 480.2K
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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by Peter , Appszoom
May 17, 2011
Foursquare City Guide will lead you to the perfect spot -- anywhere in the world. Get helpful, positive tips from our trusted global community and keep track of where you you've been and where you want to go, all in one place.
Looking to check in or become Mayor of your local coffee shop? Download our sister app, Foursquare Swarm.
With Foursquare City Guide you can:
-Join a community of people just like you who love to explore and seek out hidden gems.
-Read short tips written by real people all over the world. (No negative rants or businesses paying for positive reviews.)
-Make lists for any occasion! Keep a running to-do of neighborhood hot spots, or places you want to try while traveling.
-Add tastes, rate places, and lifelog where you’ve been to get hyper-personalized recommendations.
-Follow friends, brands, and influencers and uncover the best experience possible with millions of tips about off-the-menu items, speakeasy entrances, wifi passwords, and much more.
-Keep a history of the places you’ve been. Never forget a memory, photo, or the name of that incredible pizza place you went to while visiting Rome.
-Find exactly what you’re looking for. Faster.
A note on battery:
We've spent years developing the location technology that powers Foursquare City Guide, making it extremely power efficient. But, as with all apps of this type, please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.