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Foursquare

Release status: new

Description Foursquare is a location-based mobile application that allows participants to share their location with friends. Individuals earn points and virtual badges for "checking in" and can leave tips and suggestions about businesses they frequent.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 20 May, 2010

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Description

Foursquare is a location-based mobile application that allows participants to share their location with friends. Individuals earn points and virtual badges for "checking in" and can leave tips and suggestions about businesses they frequent. The individual who checks into an establishment most often becomes the "Mayor."

Each week, there is a new leader board where friends can compare results.

Essential Requirements

Foursquare is intended to be used from a mobile device, e.g., smart phone, iPad, phone with a Web browser, etc. However, you can also check into Foursquare with a computer.

Equipment

The only required equipment is a device to access the Internet. This can be a phone, iPad, or computer.

Software

Software for Foursquare can be found at 4SQ App Gallery. This link will provide you with links to download applications for your mobile devices.

To use Foursquare from a Web browser, go to Foursquare Mobile.

Learning resources information

Reading List

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Foursquare and its capabilities.

Business

Here are a number of great ideas for using Foursquare in a business environment.

Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using Forusquare in a education environment.

Events

Here are a number of great ideas for using Foursquare along with events.

Non Profits

How non profits can benefit from Foursquare.

Other Ideas

Resources

Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Foursquare].

References