Apple and Foursquare talking about sharing local data
Foursquare can use the extra attention. While it does have 25 million registered viewers, only 8 million use it every month. An update to the app launched on Monday added larger, swipeable pictures at the top of the page. Also at the top of the page you will now find the important information you want like ratings, phone number, menu and hours. After you check into a location you'll find out who else is there and receive tips on what to order. Check the App Store for the latest update.
Will these talks result in a deal between Apple and Foursquare? Apple already has a deal with Yelp and others for reviews and information on local establishments. This summer, Apple said it had collected more than 100 million business listings globally. Still, a deal for Foursquare integration on Apple Maps makes sense, especially in light of the increased competition with Google Maps. Stay tuned.
source: Foursquare via WSJ
1. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
Apple sure does like sharing your data. This is one reason I chose android. Your data is safe.
2. networkdood (Posts: 5248; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Why would people share where they are? Could be useful for a business or for parents wanting to keep tabs on their kids.
3. amiaq (Posts: 314; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Err.... my wife might want me to go with the iPhone when she heard this.