Swarm might remind you to check in to the dive bar you’re sitting in, while Foursquare may tip you off to a hot new restaurant across the street that serves your favorite type of food—or even recommend a specific dish based on your tastes.
The Pilgrim technology is built on Foursquare’s own proprietary blend of user location check-ins (11 billion to date), machine learning algorithms, and a unique, geospatial map comprised of “place shapes”—which is a spatial approximation of businesses, public spaces, and other venues that is drawn based on clues like nearby Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth signals.
This familiar Foursquare style is made from concrete block, an onsite method of construction.
Cast iron was being used for all sorts of things by the end of the 19th century, including cast iron architecture, but Harmon S. He invented a small cast iron molding machine that could form concrete blocks right at a work site.
The hand-operated machine had different "face" ends, including a look of rusticated limestone—popularized by the Richardsonian Romanesque style.
These little machines became very popular, especially through catalog sales.
Users also have to follow the IOC on Foursquare to unlock the badge.
Alex Huot, head of social media for the IOC, said: “Our integration with Foursquare and the ability to leave location-based tips from the athletes is one more way to serve highly engaged fans of the Olympic Games and to integrate social media directly into the Olympic fan experience.
Or what if mobile games could adapt to your surroundings in a personalized way?
“We wanted to do something fun and thank our fans who make an effort to stay fit by offering them a chance to win a trip to the Olympics.
“As we move forward we are going to ask some questions to athletes as to where they began their training and share those tips to our fan base.
We’re hearing a lot of chatter that Foursquare is in the process of raising a new fundraising round that will be a down round.
If the round gets completed at a lower valuation than the last one, that’s not too shocking.