Tag Archive | "foursquare"

What Kind of Location Gamer are You?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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What Kind of Location Gamer are You?

Tweet With gamification having consumed every aspect of our lives, there is no reason for you not to transform your surroundings into a realm of competition and adventure. There’s a very good chance, in fact, that several games are being played right under your nose – on your commute, at your workplace, in your haunts [...]

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Social Media Yearbook, 2011 Infographic Edition

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Tweet Infographics: the web’s unique way of defining  our tech-heavy times, destroying our productivity levels, and giving us the giggles. Flowtown has a fun new highschool-themed shakedown of today’s social media giants. Where do you fit into the 2011 yearbook? Do note the omission of any gaming networks (i.e. Apple’s Game Center, OpenFeint or Xbox [...]

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Foursquare Badge Fun, from Super Bowl to Subtle Snark

Sunday, February 6, 2011

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Foursquare Badge Fun, from Super Bowl to Subtle Snark

Tweet Beginning at kickoff today (6:30pm ET on FOX), Foursquare will open up a special edition check-in point globally to all users – look for the promoted trending venue, “Super Bowl Sunday”. If you missed out on the “PA Groundhog Day” badge earlier this week (when Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring), now’s your shot [...]

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iPads Shipping Within 24 Hours & 3 Million Foursquarers – Just Checkin’ In

Sunday, August 29, 2010

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Tweet Whether it’s the world of iPads or the world of check-in services like Foursquare, there is seemingly an endless pool of news. Today, we have the news about Apple catching up to iPad demand by beginning to ship iPads within 24 hours and the news that Foursquare has hit 3 million users. iPads Shipping [...]

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MyTown Goes International, Google Hinting at Gowalla Acquisition?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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MyTown Goes International, Google Hinting at Gowalla Acquisition?

Tweet As we check-in with check-in apps this week, we find that there is news concerning two of the biggest apps in the genre – Booyah’s MyTown and Gowalla. First, MyTown has now expanded internationally, while rumors are beginning to circulate concerning Google and a potential Gowalla acquisition. Check-In From Abroad With MyTown Booyah has [...]

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Social Game Distractions: PR Advice for a Generation Constantly at Play

Sunday, August 1, 2010

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Social Game Distractions: PR Advice for a Generation Constantly at Play

Tweet It’s soapbox time again – enjoy (and add your 2 cents below)! Know why I prefer writing on the weekends? Because all the noise dies down around me – our unrelenting 24/7 news cycle doesn’t stop, but it slows down long enough for a person to clear their head…. During the week, we’re lucky [...]

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Sound Off! What iPhone Games are You Playing and Why?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Sound Off! What iPhone Games are You Playing and Why?

Tweet We’re always posting about new releases, hot sellers, big brands, breaking news, and our take on what the App Store has to offer… But what games get YOUR downloads? What games are worth the money, and which keep your attention span active? What iPhone games make YOUR top 10 list? And for that matter, [...]

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Thursday Throwdown: foursquare, Gowalla or MyTown? You Decide!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Thursday Throwdown: foursquare, Gowalla or MyTown? You Decide!

Tweet Welcome to another edition of the Thursday Throwdown! This week, we take a break from Facebook games to offer a Throwdown of epic check-in proportions. We’ll be taking a look at the three most popular mobile check-in services – foursquare, Gowalla, and Booyah’s MyTown. To start the comparison most simply, there are two main [...]

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Checking-In With Check-Ins: Gowalla Still in Race, Foursquare Planning Choose Your Own Adventure?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Checking-In With Check-Ins: Gowalla Still in Race, Foursquare Planning Choose Your Own Adventure?

Tweet A lot of news has popped up recently about the race for the top concerning location based apps. Here are a few stories that are lighting up the web this week concerning this hot topic. Gowalla Determined to Make Head-way on Foursquare Many have already determined that the race is over, Foursquare is the [...]

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Six Flags and Foursquare Partner Up

Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Six Flags and Foursquare Partner Up

Tweet Six Flags has partnered with the location-based application, Foursquare, in a mutually beneficial advertising deal. The partnership will be in place until September 7th, and will allow Foursquare users to check in at Six Flags parks around the United States. Checking in will earn players special badges, which will then enable players to receive [...]

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Facebook and Foursquare In Talks For Partnership/Merger?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

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Tweet According to a report released by AllFacebook, two social networking giants, Foursquare and Facebook, are in talks for some form of partnership or merger. The talks appear to be surrounding Facebook’s implementation of location-based services. The social network would like to improve their ability to attract small business to advertise on their site, and [...]

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Bueller… Bueller…Foursquare…Foursquare…

Monday, June 7, 2010

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Bueller… Bueller…Foursquare…Foursquare…

Tweet Explore Chicago, Chicago’s tourism office has struck a deal with location based service Foursquare with an interesting approach that involves recreating Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The new badge for the promotion is called “On Location” and literally challenges users to recreate the classic 1980′s movie. Along with the challenge, Explore Chicago is giving away [...]

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