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Foursquare Launches New Foursquare Explore Feature To Enable Easier Discovery

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Foursquare has just launched a really cool new feature called Foursquare Explore that allows users to discover great new venues and things going on in their city without having to sign-up or sign-in. It’s a great idea that more apps should leverage. While it’s important for a company to sign-up users, there comes a point when forcing someone to sign-up becomes a barrier to entry to the service. Now you can get value out of the app without having to jump through the sign-in hoop.
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Foursquare 5.2.2 for BlackBerry Goes Live

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Everyone’s favourite location-based social network Foursquare continues to roll out new features with another big update.
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Register Today for the Ottawa Game Conference and Get 20% Off

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The Ottawa Game Conference is a great event for those in the Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa regions who are in the gaming industry. There’s a lot of content around mobile gaming, and RIM’s Patrick Mollins will be doing a talk called “Back Seat Gaming” on the conference’s biz track. The conference organizers are giving BlackBerryCool readers 20% off the ticket price so if you’re in the area, stop by and learn a thing or two.
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The Foursquare Prank That You Should Play Right Now

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The most annoying thing that people do with Foursquare is broadcast their boring errands on the service, and worse, publish them on Twitter. Nobody cares that you’re at Walmart right now! The only time you’re allowed to checkin on Foursquare is if a) you’re at a party and want your friends to see and come, b) it’s a special event or c) you’re doing it for the badge. Otherwise, stop telling everyone that you’re getting gas at Esso. My life is filled with enough boring minutiae and I don’t need yours too. Anyways, here’s a great prank to get back at everyone checking in to their boring lives.
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Plastic Mobile Launches Redesigned AIR MILES App for iOS and Android

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Plastic Mobile is an agency specializing in mobile based in Toronto and New York. The company has recently launched a new AIR MILES app that takes many elements of foursquare, including checking-in to businesses, and builds an AIR MILES points earning and spending experience on top. AIR MILES has been around for some time now and the whole program has been in need of a mobile campaign like this for some time. While the checkin space is a little exhausting, it does seem to align well with AIR MILES. What we don’t see in the app, is some features around the flying experience.
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Automatically Checkin to Foursquare and Facebook With LittleBrother by Emacberry

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One of the problems with checking in is checkin fatigue. The fact that these social networks require you to manually enter your location makes them pretty tedious considering there is often little to no reward. LittleBrother, a location-based service application by emacberry, has recently been updated and allows you to set locations to automatically checkin via foursquare and facebook when you enter these locations. It’s an awesome feature that companies like foursquare would do well to implement themselves.
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