“Some teenager just called me lame for not being on foursquare. As I choked him, I wondered what foursquare even is.” 8:03 AM Jun 10th @Mickey__Rourke
To answer Mickey’s curiosity – Foursquare is a new social media network, and if you want to find out the full details, please visit my post – Is Foursquare a New Social Media Phenomenon?
The interest in Foursquare is growing around the world, and from a marketing point-on-view, the opportunities for small business to reward loyal customers is huge. This is especially relevant for businesses in hospitality (restaurants, fast food, bars, night clubs, cafes and coffee shops) but also attractions and hotels.
There is no suprise that Foursquare is encouraging developers to take their concept, and expand on it, to take it to the next level as fast as possible. This is occuring along the same lines as Facebook Applications, and also Twitter Applications, that boomed after the release of these social media networks.
So let’s have a look at 10 new Foursquare Website Applications that you can try today to use with your new Foursquare account. These are so new I’m yet to test them all, so I can only provide details on what they say about themselves. If you’ve tried any of these, and you love them or hate them, or are just curious, feel free to comment below:
“Sprout Social was created to help business harness the power of the social web and turn social connections into loyal customers. Your customers are on the social web, and more and more they turn to their browser to make informed decisions. Sprout Social helps keep you involved in the conversation, engage and grow your audience and drive real revenue for your business with easy to use tools and baked-in best practices.”
Are you out and around in Greece? You want to find the best clubs or restaurants or even a shop around your place at 50 or even 500 meters? Then come and check-in and find what you looking for!
3. Top 3 Places
Select your top 3 places among your recent checkin venues.
Measure Your Social Influence – Become A Brand Ambassador – Get Rewarded. Soovox offers you – social media users – a “Social Influence Fulfillment Hub” where you can measure and reap the benefits of your social influence, which you have established in Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, personal blogs…
Intuit is letting communities vote to decide who deserves some love – in the form of small business grants. Anyone, including business owners, can vote by sharing a brief comment about why they love a local business.
Search and Find the special offers,deals near any place. With 4squareoffers, you can easily find the Foursquare offers in particular location in map along with their address,special offers and other details.
Lunchwalla allows people to invite their friends to vote on which restaurants, bars, movies, or events to attend. Users earn points that go toward earning rewards like gift cards and movie tickets. Foursquare users get additional points for checking in at a scheduled event.
Share favorite hot-spots with friends on Foursquare from HootSuite’s Social Media Dashboard.
Osnapz is a social media recognition and rewards platform which integrates with foursquare to display your foursquare badges, along with badges from your other social media sites. Osnapz also runs the foursquare user list, which displays the top 300 foursquare users in the world based on number of mayorships, badges, friends, checkins, checkin days and venues visited.
10. Social Great
People vote with their feet. Socialgreat tells you which hot spots are great according to a near real-time feed of location data. Use this app to check which spots are the most popular this hour, day,week, month or year.