It’s understood that, due to the advent of the Internet and social media thereafter, face-to-face communication is a less common endeavor. While it’s easy to become comfortable with something like text messaging, though, sometimes the desire to actually see a friend or family member is stronger than any kind of digital means. Enter Nearby Friends, which is the latest feature integrated by Facebook in order for users to see where their friends are.
The Manhattan-based foursquare scavenger hunt takes place tomorrow, December 7th and has a great purpose: to rebuild small businesses devastated by Super-Storm Sandy.
Some of the digital features of the new Oakley Airwave ski goggles with HUD include visual gauges to measure speed and jump airtime, navigation, smartphone connectivity and a “buddy locator” feature.
The usage numbers for these “check-in” app are certainly trending upward and businesses of all sizes are now trying to figure out how to work them into their marketing and sales plans.
HMSHost and Coke recently launched a check-in contest on foursquare that could net you a free trip, free Diet Coke for a year, or other prizes.
While most restaurants create location-based contests around the features of Facebook or foursquare, Denny’s has decided to take matters into their own hands and create their own location-based app.
The game uses both augmented reality and location-based services to create a sort of scavenger hunt for whatever city you are in. Once you find the ghost, you need to shoot and trap it.