Foursquare Developers Release New Time Machine Feature With Samsung [Updates]

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After partnering with Samsung, Foursquare developers introduced a new feature on Friday: the Foursquare Time Machine. The Foursquare Time Machine is an in-browser app to play an animation that artistically depicts the entirety of a user’s check-ins in their most-visited city.

Foursquare users already know that the app provides a breath of fresh air for day-to-day travel. It’s an app that makes going out to eat, buying the weekly groceries, and even taking a shopping trip fun. For most users, the Time Machine is an interesting look into the past, and for others, it’s a way to discover cool new locations and hot-spots in their area.

While the Time Machine automatically plays an animation that jumps from nav-point to nav-point in your city, there’s also the option to manually sift through the history of your local journeys. Each location is associated with a time and a date, so you can know exactly where you were on what day and at what time.

Neither Foursquare or Samsung have mentioned any other future possibilities between the companies as a result of this partnership.

In all truth, the Foursquare Time Machine is purely a novelty. While its aim is to show you your past Foursquare check-ins and open your eyes up to new locations, it’s a very simple feature. However, it’s also quite interesting all the same.

What’s your take on the Foursquare Time Machine? Is it an interesting feature? Do you find it unsettling that all of your travels have been tracked like this?

Give us your thoughts in the the comment selection below.

Source: Business Insider

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Comments (4)
  • Luiz Picanço

    Awesome app !!!

  • dragonmouth

    I find it unsettling to see how closely we allow others to track us, all in the name of our “convenience”.

  • wiigreen

    it reminds me the mac os x feature which is also called time machine

  • Stef V

    I don’t think it is unsettling that all of your travels are tracked, because you can choose where you check-in so your friends can know about it. In fact, foursquare already helped me a few times to retrieve some items I had lost by looking up where I’ve been the past days. Very handy!

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