How many downloaded apps are on your SmartPhone . . . that you don’t use . . . because you don’t know how?
I’ve got lots, but I wasn’t going to let Foursquare languish, especially since I need it as I adventure through the “villages” of New York City.
So when my LinkedIn/Facebook connection Eric Hinman asked to “friend me” on Foursquare, I jumped at the chance to have an authority tell me AND my readers How to Use Foursquare.
Guest Post byEric Hinman
In its basic form, Foursquare shows you venues including stores, restaurants and hotels that are around you — although sometimes it can be quite off in distances and nearby establishments.
The location-based app also allows users to leave “tips” for places (similar to Yelp). It also add things to do; for example, others can see the best entrees on the menu according to other foursquare users.
When downloaded on your phone, the app allows you to check-in to venues you visit as well as see where and when your friends have checked-in.
The true game aspect comes into play in the leader board that is refreshed each Sunday. It shows where you rank amongst your friends in points:
Foursquare now has a dashboard that allows businesses to reward mayors with special deals & discounts– Starbucks being their most prolific business partner to date.
Start exploring your city, earning badges, and being rewarded when you become the Mayor of your favorite haunt!
BTW, I “checked in” at the Empire State Building and took the above night shot of NYC with my Droid.
Why not add your most interesting Foursquare Tips and Experiences.