Foursquare is one of the most interesting social networks to have evolved over the last two years.
For me, there are two signs that show a service has a genuine value:
It is imitated in both function and design
A whole bunch of other services grow up around it
This is happening to Foursquare in both cases.
So, here’s five neat Foursquare-driven services for you to have a play with:
Social currency is key on the Internet, so having the badges to show you are an active member of a community helps to give you that credibility – 4sqbadgecrawl helps you find out what you’re missing and how to get them.
Tripsq makes your Foursquare activity into a cool looking infographic so that you can visulise what you’ve been getting upto. It’s great for showing your Internet chums just how much time you spend in hip coffee joints and how far you walked to get to them…
Want to know when you check-in if the venue has a deal on? deal Burner will send you a text to tell you if it does! Simple, but effective.
When Should I Visit
If you’re not one for crowds, When Should I Visit lets you find out the busiest days for museums, theatres and galleries so you can see what you want in peace and quiet.
The amount of data available around your Foursquare use is immense. 4sqmap looks to collate all of your data and presents it in a simple format, that shows you pretty much anything you could want to know about your Foursquare use.
So now you’ve heard mine, what are your favourite uses of Foursquare?