News stories featuring Foursquare:
May 9th, 2013
Version 3.0 of Foursquare for Windows Phone 8 is now available, with support for NFC check-ins and sharing. The app also has an updated user interface that allows favourite people and venues to be pinned to the start screen, as well as the ability to receive lock screen notifications.
April 15th, 2013
Venues, or groups of friends, can use the system to choose what music should be played — based on the combined preferences of everyone present at the time.
October 26th, 2012
The phone maker’s tag reading/writing app for Android devices now allows users to program tags to perform multiple actions at one time, customize profiles so that tags perform in different ways for different users, and lock a tag so that only the owner can read its contents.
June 13th, 2012
Sets of five TecTiles can be ordered online or bought in store for US$14.99 from all four major US carriers and can be used to program a variety of NFC-initiated functions. “Most of the tag types you make will work on nearly all phones which have NFC hardware,” says Samsung.
May 1st, 2012
BlackBerry NFC phone users can now check into locations via NFC, as well as share places and tips with each other and Android NFC phone users, with the addition of NFC support to the BlackBerry edition of Foursquare. The check-in service added NFC to its Symbian app in November 2011 and to its Android app in February 2012.
March 13th, 2012
NFC application NFC Quick Actions has now been downloaded from Android Market more than 3,000 times, developer Fernando Cejas has told NFC World. The app allows users to simply and quickly write customisable actions to…
February 24th, 2012
NXP is to showcase NFC applications from six partners at its booth at the Mobile World Congress next week: Part of the booth will be transformed into an NFC-based café. This, NXP partner Narian Technologies has told…
February 10th, 2012
Social check-in service Foursquare has upgraded its Android app to include support for version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, adding features that work with the Android Beam NFC P2P service. The upgrade means that users with…
November 28th, 2011
Symbian NFC phone users can now check in to locations on Foursquare with a touch of their phones, using the newly updated Foursquare for Symbian app. “No more tedious steps of launching an application waiting for location fix, connecting etc… With NFC this is all done with a simple tap,” says Nokia.
October 26th, 2011
The handset maker has signed a deal with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to test cloud-based NFC ticketing with Nokia phones by the end of 2011, the company has told NFC World. NFC payments will then arrive on Nokia phones for the first time at the beginning of 2012.
August 16th, 2011
Visitors to the museum can find out more about particular exhibits, access vouchers, book tickets and connect via social media.
August 1st, 2011
Edward Gilligan, vice chairman at American Express, has set out the thinking behind the payments giant’s recent series of deals with Isis, Facebook, Foursquare, Sprint and Verizon in an interview with Bloomberg TV.
July 22nd, 2011
A new online service is designed to make it easy for businesses to begin using NFC by providing smart posters and business cards that enable customers to ‘like’ a retailer on Facebook, follow it on Twitter and check in on Foursquare as well as a range of other tag reading solutions.
June 21st, 2011
Nokia has now set a date for the release of the Symbian ‘Anna’ operating system update that will switch on the near field communications capabilities in its NFC phones. Nokia N8s, E7s, C7s and C6-01s…
May 9th, 2011
Delegates attending the Google I/O developer conference in California this week will be able to check in to Foursquare using NFC phones. According to the Foursquare blog: We think a lot about the future of location, and, every…
April 28th, 2011
China’s answer to Foursquare and Gowalla has begun trials with NFC check-ins, Asia-centric tech blog TechNode reports. Jiepang, the leading location-based service (LBS) in the country, will officially launch its NFC feature at this weekend’s Strawberry Music…
March 10th, 2011
The high profile check-in service has its eyes fixed on the potential of near field communication, coverage of the company’s entry into the mobile rewards business this week has revealed.
November 15th, 2010
Bling Nation is set to roll out its mobile payments technology across the United States in early 2011, Forbes reports, and also plans to launch its service in other countries next year. The company “is…
November 8th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: NXP CEO picks NFC • Nacha cuts out cards • P2P payments set for growth • Bharti Airtel picks up payments license • Facebook Deals a blow • Only 4% have checked out checking in.
October 26th, 2010
Bling Nation has launched FanConnect, a new platform that enables merchants to offer mobile rewards and connect with customers via social networking services at the checkout. By tapping their BlingTag, a contactless sticker attached to…
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