Google steps up its check-in game with latest Google Maps update

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We haven’t heard much from Google on their location-based Latitude service, until now. The Google Maps app was recently updated, and by extension, the Latitude service. The update brings something that just might help it compete with other services like Foursquare: a leaderboard. Now ...

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Foursquare for Android gets NFC support for check-ins

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The popular check-in application for Android known as Foursquare has received a new update which allows for NFC support.  Designed with Android 4.0 in mind, the chief feature in the v2012.02.08 release is support for Android Beam in the Venue, Lists and Me pages.  Should you want to check-in ...

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Gowalla Reinvents Itself as Social Guide in Face of Waning Check-in Interest

Gowalla, as a service and an application, has undergone some serious changes. No longer content being the gorgeous also-ran to Foursquare, the check-in service has evolved into a social guide, or “atlas”. Rather than focus on the actual act of checking in, Gowalla now aims to be the ...

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Do a Lot More Than Just Check-in with Locai

A new app has recently landed in the Android Market which takes a slightly different approach to the whole check-in phenomenon.   The app, Locai, is a mobile platform that helps young and social foodies and bar-hoppers get answers and start conversations while out and about. The mobile app is ...

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Foursquare Expanding Specials Platform With New Partners

With about 3 million check-ins daily and over 10 million registered users foursquare is considered the most popular check-in service. Earlier today the company announced new partnerships, along with an updated mobile app.  Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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Whrrl Users Can Export Data to Bizzy for Continued Personalized Local Recommendations

As some of you may have heard, Groupon recently acquired Pelago, makers of terrific ‘anti-search’ application, Whrrl.  At some point down the road, Groupon will fold the technology and features into their own offering.  The basic premise behind Whrrl was to help users discover new ...

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USA Network Releases ‘Tough Enough’ App to Engage Live Viewers

USA Network announced earlier today that they have a new Android application designed around the relaunched WWE Tough Enough series. Available in the Android Market immediately, the free app is part check-in, part chat, part rewards, and all entertainment. Users are encouraged to watch live ...

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SCVNGR Team Releases LevelUp, Rewards Customers for Repeat Business

Apps and services like Groupon are great at getting you in the door... once. But if you are a business owner, how do you make sure your customers are returning? You level them up with an even better deal. LevelUp comes from the same team behind check-in app SCVNGR.

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Bizzy’s “Check Out” Feature Tells Friends Where You Were and How Likely You Are to Return

Bizzy recommends new places to eat, shop, and play based on ratings compiled by you and like-minded users!

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Gowalla 3.0 Hits Android

Austin-based Gowalla gets a big update ahead of this year's SXSW festival. From a revamped UI to integration with other services, Gowalla 3.0 is a recommended Android app!

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SCVNGR 3.5 Arrives with Slew of New Features

I'm excited today to learn that SCVNGR has been overhauled and released to the market with new features and a great redesign.

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Check-in to Music, Movies, Television, and Books with GetGlue

GetGlue has released the Android version of their entertainment-based social network service today, allowing users to earn points and stickers for checking into movies, books, music, and shows. Already available for the iPhone, GetGlue also provides personalized recommendations and exclusive ...

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Miso Brings Check-in Features to Television Shows, Movies

You thought you were addicted to Gowalla and Foursquare. Going places and sharing your location with total strangers and followers is so early 2010. What are the cool kids doing in the second half of the year?  They are checking into television shows and movies, that’s what.  Have you ...

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Social Check-In Comes to SCVNGR

The up and coming check-in service known as SCVNGR has just announced a rather cool feature today that rewards users for going places with friends. Starting today, folks running SCVNGR on their Android and iPhone handsets can check-in with friends by bumping phones together. Cheers! Points are ...

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Chili’s Grill & Bar Offers Free Chips & Salsa for Checking In (Foursquare)

Listen up Foursquare fans!  The next time you are out and about, looking for something to eat, swing by your local Chili’s restaurant and check-in.  Participating locations are now offering up free Chips & Salsa when guests check in using Foursquare.  We have heard of coffee shops ...

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