Tag Archives: checkin

RIP Brightkite Checkin

It’s a little bit of a sad day around here at Checkin Addict. All things come to an end and as new markets mature there will always be those that don’t make it. Brightkite was the first serious LBS player and my first experience with the checkin. This was long before apps, when everything was … Continue reading

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GetGlue Gets Funding From TimeWarner

GetGlue has just announced $6 Million in funding from TimeWarner, Union Square Ventures & RRE Ventures. $6 Million will buy a lot of stickers. With the funding GetGlue is opening offices in LA and NY in order to drive more media partnerships. They are also introducing the GetGlue Social Entertainment Platform, which is … Continue reading

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SCVNGR adds 24 new venues with rewards

Running low on challenges with rewards on SCVNGR? Today SCVNGR announced that their rewards team has been hard at work increasing the number of rewards available to users.  Today they welcomed 24 new businesses in three cities. The rewards are similar to their current setup and vary from percentage discounts to … Continue reading

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No Rewards For [off the grid] Checkin on Foursquare

Like to run incognito on Foursquare? You still can do that but there’s not much point in it anymore. @4sqsupporthas announced that you will no longer be able to unlock badges or earn mayor status when you checkin [off the grid]. While Foursquare wants you to be able to use the service without … Continue reading

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Gowalla Sticks it to Foursquare and Facebook Places

Gowalla announced today the newest release of their service, aptly named “Gowalla 3.” There’s some major UI changes and they’re still focused on the “passport” functionality - aka “socially curated guidebook. rather than deals and coupons” and you can now push your checkin to Twitter and Tumblr. But what has the bloggers worked up is their Foursquare integration. Facebook … Continue reading

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Checkin with Foursquare to Support World AIDS Day. #turnRED to Get the (RED) Badge.

If you hadn’t noticed on Twitter and Facebook today is World AIDS Day and Foursquare is offering up a new badge for the occasion. Just use the hashtag #turnRed in your checkin or in a shout and you’ll unlock the (RED) badge. Additionally you can checkout which of your friends also have unlocked … Continue reading

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Whrrl Creates Holiday Deal Society For Checkin Shopping Addicts

Whrrl isn’t just bringing you holiday checkin deals like everyone else, they’ve created a whole society of holiday shopping deals. Together, we’ve created the Holiday Deals Society so you can have recommendations for sales, gift ideas and tips for what to buy right on your phone. You’ll have the chance to join the Society and win … Continue reading

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Gowalla Gives Online Gift Cards For Real World Black Friday Checkin

Gowalla’s planning some little surprises for you during Black Friday. While you’re out and about fighting the crowds on Black Friday be sure to checkin on Gowalla to see if you can find the $50 Amazon gift cards. (Does it seem odd to anyone else that they’re offering Amazon gift cards for … Continue reading

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Ready to get your “baggage” handled? Foursquare has you covered.

The TSA has its fair share of “bags” to check this holiday season. While the public is in uproar over the new policies, foursquare is here to reward you as you go through the security checks. To unlock the new ‘Baggage Handler‘ badge simply checkin at any airport and include … Continue reading

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Yelp Deals For The Holidays: New Customers Or Returning Customers - Which Are Naughty, Which Are Nice?

Yelp has been trying to help local business owners long before geolocation or LBS became the hot new thing. But what once started as a simple business directory with reviews has since thrown in every imaginable service including our favorite; the checkin. You even get badges and can become the … Continue reading

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