Posts tagged with ‘foursquare

Curiosity rover checks in to Foursquare from Mars, is about to be Mayor

While roving about the surface of Mars yesterday, NASA’s Curiosity rover took a second to do really important things, like check into Foursquare. Yup, that little roving robot became the first thing to check in to Foursquare from Mars, which means it’s going to become the uncontested Mayor of Gale Crater. Dammit Curiosity, I wanted to the be first Foursquare mayor on Mars.

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Foursquareopoly turns Foursquare into a real life game of Monopoly

I’ll be honest… a month ago, I wouldn’t have given two shits about this, but a few weeks ago, me and several co-workers all signed up for Foursquare at the same time and despite its utter pointlessness, it’s also surprisingly fun. But the fun has been in the competition, to see who amongst us can get the most points in a week, get various badges and compete for mayorships. 

Foursquaropoly is a mobile gaming app that combines the Foursquare API with the gameplay of the Monopoly board game (see a video demo). Players can buy and sell Foursquare check-in venues, and collect rent based on the number of check-ins at each property. The app is currently in development, with no release date set.

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