Posts Tagged ‘foursquare’

So we just fell short of the Foursquare swarm badge last week on Foursquare Day but we will not stop trying!

Tomorrow will be the 2nd attempt to get the swarm badge and it will be at the Roasterie Cafe at 5:30pm in Kansas City.

[RSVP and Info here]

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Today is 4/16 and that means its the new holiday Foursquare Day for all us fans of the service.  In honor of the day there are events planned all over the country for people to get swarm badges, businesses having specials for users of Foursquare, and of course a badge to honor the day.

Foursquare Day is about demonstrating the power of social media. It started as an idea by a Tampa, FL Optometrist and quickly spread world-wide.

Foursquare Day is April 16th – because it is the 4th month, and the 4-squared day! (4/16) It’s also the first “Social Media holiday” and was officially endorsed byFoursquare.com (TwitterFacebook).

Badge – In order to get the badge all you have to do is when you check in somewhere today just add the shout “Happy Foursquare Day!”

Events – There are events planned all over the country to celebrate the day.  A good resource to check out is 4sqday.com to see what might be happening in your city or follow the hashtag 4sqday on twitter.

If you are in Kansas City like me there is an event planned down at Blanc Burgers to try and get the swarm badge.  [info on KC event here]

Specials – I know there are business out there that are taking advantage of the day and putting specials out there I have heard that McDonalds is gonna be offering some specials as well as I know a local establishment here in Kansas City will be offering 25% off you order today.

I’m sure if you do some google searches or follow the hashtag you might be able to find some specials going on in your area as well.

Have fun everyone and as always don’t forget to check in!!!

If you are like me and I personally know a few who are when it comes to the status update/location based update you just have to do when you arrive at a location you will find this hilarious!

 

This is from a new blog/webcomic called Status This that I will be following for sure.  Jump on over there and give some comic love to them.  You can also follow the creator on twitter @AtlantaJones

[found via Status This]

So today I found a tweet from Foursquare talking about ical feeds and it caught my interest…I am a sucker for feeds from services I use so I decided to check it out and jump over to foursqure.com/feeds.

What did I find there?   Well I found Foursquare is offering an rss, kml, and ics file for me to grab my check in data.

The foursquare feeds system allows you to subscribe to RSS, KML and iCal feeds of your data. The feeds platform is still in development and is subject to change at any time (sorry!).

We’ve made the feeds available (using private token URLs) to make it easy for you to construct simple frontends like WordPress plugins and Dashboard widgets without having to use our regular API.

Pretty kool stuff if I say so.  I grabbed the ical feed and now have all my checked in locations posted to my Google Calendar not sure its anything earth shattering but hey I like the fact that I can just do it.

I would love to find some WordPress widgets or something I could grab to maybe make a section on my blog of where I have checked in recently.

Very kool so go check it out and play around with the data.  And hey if you are using it for something please let me know as I would love to check it out or hear about it.

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So one of the applications I have been really been looking forward to on my Palm Pre is a native app for Foursquare.   Well kids it is an early alpha version but now we  Palm Pre owners can load up the new Foursquare app!!!

Still testing out all the options and features but so far it appears you can do everything from checking in to adding venues.

[Foursquare – github]

Are you on Foursquare?  Then add me as a friend…you can find me here.