Foursquare Adds 50 New Cities Worldwide
Foursquare, the hugely popular location-based game, is now available in 50 more cities worldwide.
What is Foursquare? Say you and I are friends and you see me check in using your Foursquare iPhone or Android app from a local restaurant, such as McDonald's. If you are in the area, you might stop by and join me. Your app uses the phone's GPS to determine your location and suggest nearby establishments to check in from.
There's also a competitive aspect to it. The more you check in from local places, the more "badges" you earn and if you've checked in from a spot more than any other user, you become the "mayor" of that place.
The location-sharing social game has taken select cities around the world by storm and become very popular in the cites like New York and San Francisco where people play location based games with the flavoring of social networking.
You can "check in" to different restaurants, bars, shops and other locations in different cities and share that information with friends. When you check in, a notification is automatically posted on your profile as well as on other social sites including Twitter and Facebook.
Here are those new cities:
New Haven, CT
Oklahoma City, OK
Park City, UT
Mexico City, Mexico
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil
Johannesburg, South Africa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel Aviv, Israel
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Wellington, New Zealand
Almost 100 cities total are now covered. Is your city is not in the list? Drop your vote here at http://foursquare.com/cities