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Monday, March 26, 2012

Foursquare Client "4th & Mayor" For WP7

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 09:00 AM

http://mobilesyrup.com/2012/03/26/w...quare-checkins/

"In the case of 4th & Mayor, an app that ties into location service Foursquare, there is already a native app, but that hasn't stopped Jeff Wilcox from trying to improve upon it. A year after its release, 4th & Mayor is sitting at version 3.3, and the app has been run over eight million times in that period. There have been over 7.5 million Foursquare checkins using the app, too. Wilcox says that the app is by over 60,000 people every day, with 35k enabling push notifications on their Windows Phones."

If you are a fan of the Foursquare service, which helps you find new ways to explore your city by checking in to places that you enjoy, you will want to "check out" this client app for WP7. Developer Jeff Wilcox is also intending to develop this app for Windows 8 tablets down the road.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Are Location Check Ins Coming in the Mango Update?

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "Windows Phone News" @ 09:30 PM

http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-...rts+(wpcentral)

"One thing we tried to push at MIX11, despite all the awesome news, was all that info was for developers, not consumers (though we tried to show why it mattered). The point being that Microsoft still has tricks up their sleeves for Mango/7.5 that we have yet to see and we're sure there will be plenty."

The tweet above suggests that @KADacey was testing a feature similar to Foursquare's check-ins. If you're unfamiliar with check-ins, it is basically a way for users to communicate their location to their friends in real time by checking in to specific places.

Don't bother going to Twitter to look for this tweet though. It's apparently been deleted. So I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this feature was probably not something that Microsoft wanted the public knowing about yet.

While we do know a few things that will be coming in the Mango update, the things we learned at MIX11 were aimed at the developer community. Perhaps this is just one tidbit of what we can expect when Microsoft announces Mango features targeted at consumers.


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