What is Foursquare?

 

Foursquare is, at its heart, a social city guide with the ability to recommend places based on your activity, that of your friends and other foursquare users. You use your phone to “check in” at different places you visit, from bars and restaurants to parks, museums and even the grocery store! Foursquare rewards you for checking in with badges, points and mayorships.

Source: http://aboutfoursquare.com/foursquare-101/

From Foursquare.com

Foursquare is a free app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. When you’re out and about, use Foursquare to share and save the places you visit. And, when you’re looking for inspiration for what to do next, we’ll give you personalized recommendations and deals based on where you, your friends, and people with your tastes have been.

Whether you’re setting off on a trip around the world, coordinating a night out with friends, or trying to pick out the best dish at your local restaurant, Foursquare is the perfect companion.

Foursquare by the numbers

  • Community: Over 30 million people worldwide
  • Over 3 billion check-ins, with millions more every day
  • Businesses: Over a million using the Merchant Platform (more information atfoursquare.com/business)
  • Employees: Over 100 between headquarters in New York, an office in San Francisco, and a lovely outpost in London.