The Foursquare check-in app for iPhone was updated recently with a new way of handling To-Dos and Tips. In the past, the two were lumped together in the same tab, with subcategories separating the two. For those uninitiated, Tips are messages you leave behind at places you check-in to using a mobile app, while To-Dos act as reminders to check-in to locations you haven’t been to before.
In order to give To-Dos even more visibility, they’ve introduced a new “Add to my Foursquare” button, which allows web visitors to instantly add a To-Do item for a location they’re visiting. In addition to providing location-based specials to users like usual, this is a great way for businesses to rope in mobile-savvy customers. You can see an example of the button in action over here at Eater, or if you would like to implement a Foursquare button on your own site, just find your business’s entry in their database (if not, make your own, or correct an existing one, and claim it), and hit the </> button for the embed code.
Foursquare’s biggest leap lately has been tying in with FaceBook Places, which would have otherwise taken over the mobile check-in craze that Foursquare in no small part pioneered. Sharing location is still a touchy subject for many, even with voluntary check-ins, nevermind live GPS tracking like Google Latitude, however Foursquare is well aware of privacy concerns, and have done their best to provide the necessary controls.
The 2.0 update will be reaching Android and BlackBerry soon (and presumably webOS), but in the meantime, you can go ahead and get downloading at these links.
Download for iPhone (Free) [iTunes link]
Download for Android (Free) [Market Link]
Download for BlackBerry (Free) [App World Link]
Download for webOS (Free) [Catalog Link]