Foursquare goes infographic crazy with the Time Machine

I’ve been a big fan of 4sq for a while (since 2010 apparently) so the opportunity to illustrate and animate my 2000+ check-ins was immense. Give it a go here. It’s also a great opportunity for some viral marketing from Samsung. Yeah, I guess I probably shouldn’t share this, but if the NSA have it […]

Foursquare Specials. Better than Groupon.

The AMEX and foursquare partnership has been live in the UK since May, but I’ve already managed to claim a few of these credits from major chains, such as Nando’s, Pizza Express and Tesco. More interestingly, I was visiting our local garden centre (starting to get some Xmas goodies) and noticed the scheme had expended […]

Android version of @foursquare’s “photos + comments” build is being tested in the wild.

BTW, proof that the Android version of @foursquare’s "photos + comments" build is being tested out in the wild. Originally uploaded by dpstyles™ Looking forward to this update. Hope it doesn’t slow the app down too much with bloated code. 4sq is already starting top run slower than SCVNGR for me.  cheap air max

“Trending Now” limited to just two venues

Further to my earlier post on how many visits it takes to trend on Foursquare, we’ve conducted another test to see if that 5 people limit changes when there are more popular venues around. Sure enough, our London office couldn’t displace the popularity of the Apple Store (the iPhone4 had just gone on sale) and Waterloo train station. […]

Five visitors to get the “Trending Now” on FourSquare

Thanks to my colleagues at Latitude’s Warrington office, we’ve quickly confirmed that it only takes 5 check-ins from different people to make the venue appear as “Trending Now” While FourSquare is still relatively new, I’m pretty sure this number is too low define a “popular” location, but I assume this number will change as the […]

Are you hooked on FourSquare yet?

As with twitter, I was pretty cynical about FourSquare as a social media tool, let alone a viable marketing one. Based on news from SMX Advanced in Seattle, it seems many businesses think the same. As a user I’m now pretty hooked already, habitually checking into every location I visit, while getting (overly) excited when I find a venue […]