Random thought that crossed my mind while I was wandering the CBD at lunch for all the Foursquare addicts out there.
Wouldn’t it be great to have an app, that, checks your location, and then says something like…
There are 3 badges that you can acquire within 500m of your location!
[List badges, their descriptions and how to acquire them]
[Insert Google Map with markers for each location, with markers being the actual badges]
There are 2 potential mayorships within 500m of your location!
[List venues and how many check-ins are required to obtain mayorship]
[Insert Google Map with markers for each location]
Does an app like this already exist? Does anyone want it? Am I talking absolute shit? Well, this is my blog, dammit, so deal with it!
This post was inspired by a discussion with @kazwalla last week around having a badge night; a night dedicated to acquiring Foursquare badges.
9 thoughts on “Foursquare app: Badge and mayorship finder”
We don’t have a "badge" night for foursquare as such… but when we go out on @melbpubcrawl.. even just once, we end up getting a whole stack of badges all in one night. eg.. Overshare, Player Please, Animal House, Crunked, Bender etc… 🙂
Ah, Overshare and Player Please seem doable. And I need the boat and airport ones. It sure will be interesting if it all happens in the one night!Animal House though… "Check in 3 times to venues tagged with both ‘frat boys’ and ‘college’."
Check out http://mashable.com/2010/06/02/foursquare-mayor-app/ – When Will I Be Mayor lets you know the number of check ins you need to become mayor.But I think that identifying where you can get all the badges would make the game fun anymore.
*psy hard* I just saw it! They read my post, went back in time, and made the app, I tell you!You think identifying the badges would or wouldn’t make it fun?
there’s also http://bethemayor.com, similar to what Jess suggested. I like your idea though.
Yeh, it seems like mayorship is what they’re focusing on, but I think badge finder functionality would be cool too, especially location-specific badges, and let’s face it, you can lose mayorships but at least badges will stay with you.
Hi Abhilash,I am a big fan of your site. You’ve always got great info. Anyway, I know that you are interested in Foursquare, so I thought you might like to check out the Foursquare app I’ve just built for Facebook and WordPress."My Foursquare makes it easy to show off your badges, mayorships and checkins on Facebook, your blog or your website".http://www.myfoursquare.net/If you want more info I can send you a detailed blurb and screenshots etc. Thanks, and keep the good info coming!Dave McKinneyMy Foursquare
Hi Dave,Cheers. The widget / app looks cool! And good to see it part of the Foursquare App Gallery too.