Checking in from Google Latitude lets you easily share the places you go with friends, and you can even choose to get check-in notifications or automatically check in to make it even easier. In addition to sharing places, you can also gain status as a “Regular”, “VIP”, or “Guru” at places depending on how often you’ve checked in there. You can even see your progress along the way by tapping your current status. I’ve been checking in almost everywhere I go, and after a steady stream of caffeination at my favorite coffee shop, I’m proud to be a Guru there!
Includes a great ‘Consumer Recommendations‘ feature - “Explore” and a range of new specials / loyalty mechanisms for merchants and with it they’ve really revised the way users will interact and find venues – and because of that SMB’s have the ability to benefit more than ever before.
Foursquare is nearing 7.5 Million users worldwide, 93% of them have joined in the last year. In that same year, there have been 500 Million check-ins. All signs are that FourSquare is becoming more fashionable here in the UK, so don’t get left behind, as I have said on this blog before “Its not too late to be early” !