• http://www.organicmarketingservices.com Steven Neubarth

    Even with the new design will foursquare even be relevant in the future with facebook check in and google places and google plus???

  • Matt McGee

    Facebook has gone out of its way to minimize the check-in element, hasn’t it? And Google doesn’t see all that interested in it right now – their focus is much more on reviews.

  • http://screenwerk.com Greg Sterling

    Between Google, Yelp and Foursquare, Google is the weakest of the three in several ways.

  • http://screenwerk.com Greg Sterling

    The role of check-ins in the future will be to capture loyalty points and rewards, which will then offer analytics to the business involved (brands and SMBs).

  • http://www.gamerstube.com Joe Youngblood

    i don’t think the insider tips are well thought out. Why does MTV even have a foursquare account that includes Yankee Stadium and most everything else Jay-Z? Foursquare would be awesome for tour companies. users could check in at the start of a tour and get info along the way curated by the company but distributed by foursquare. Then foursquare could recommend nearby eating when the tour ends.

    that’s just one of many practical uses i think they’ve missed the boat on. The planning is a good feature, hopefully they go more in that direction and i finally have a use for it.

  • http://screenwerk.com Greg Sterling

    Clearly they’re evolving and hopefully it will become even more useful over time.