Vodafone UK customers can now “check-in” to Foursquare, one of the hottest social networking phenomenon, on their mobile phones. Vodafone UK customers can now access Foursquare’s new mobile website on any mobile internet enabled handset directly through the Vodafone MyWeb or Vodafone live! on older phones. They can also text “FOURSQUARE” to 97886 to receive a link to the mobile site.
For those of you not up on Foursquare, it’s a social network that enables people to connect and share information about their favourite places based on their location. Points and badges are awarded for “checking in” at venues, allowing users to compete on a leaderboard against their friends. The user that checks in the most times to a venue becomes its “Mayor” and remains in that position until they’re ousted by a rival.
Foursquare apps are also available for the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices. More information on Foursquare is available here.