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May 2, 2014
by Neil Turner
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The De-gamification of Foursquare

This blog post was written prior to yesterday’s announcement that Foursquare would be splitting into two apps, creating a new app called Swarm. I’ll be writing more about Swarm when I’ve had a chance to try it. It’s been quite … Continue reading

January 18, 2013
by Neil Turner
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A review of Prollie

Thanks to a post on About Foursquare, I’ve found Prollie, which grades your social media profiles. You connect your accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr and LinkedIn, and you receive a grade for each, plus on overall grade. This grade … Continue reading

October 24, 2012
by Neil Turner
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App of the Week: Timehop

Back in June I wrote about Timehop, which sends you a daily email with your tweets, Facebook status updates, Instagram photos, Foursquare checkins and SMS messages from that day a year ago. Now, there’s a Timehop iPhone app which takes … Continue reading

October 4, 2012
by Neil Turner
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Foursquare Connected Apps

Continuing my very occasional series of posts about Foursquare on Thursdays (the last one being in, um, June), I’d like to focus on a relatively recent addition to Foursquare’s third-party app ecosystem called ‘Connected apps’. Now Foursquare has supported third-party … Continue reading

June 19, 2012
by Neil Turner
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On the midnight train going nowhere

Last week, as expected, Apple announced it was dropping Google as the data supplier for the Maps app on its iOS devices, and instead using data from a variety of sources – primarily OpenStreetMap but also from TomTom, Waze, Getchee, … Continue reading

June 14, 2012
by Neil Turner
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Foursquare 5.0

It’s a Thursday, and this is a post about Foursquare. It isn’t, however, a resumption of Foursquare Thursday, which I last tried to revive in December – unfortunately, while Foursquare is interesting and constantly evolving, there’s not quite enough to … Continue reading