Foursquare: A Billion Check-ins; Foursquare Lists Added to Mobile App

Last week, Foursquare has passed a billion check-ins."Because we're data nerds, we put together a video of what a week of check-ins looks like on foursquare. We think it's pretty, but, more than that, there's some really awesome data there. Watch it a couple of times to see the patterns as night settles over the […]

Last week, Foursquare has passed a billion check-ins.

"Because we're data nerds, we put together a video of what a week of check-ins looks like on foursquare. We think it's pretty, but, more than that, there's some really awesome data there. Watch it a couple of times to see the patterns as night settles over the globe, as venue categories ebb and flow on different continents, and as teeming cities wake up and fall asleep. It's even more awesome in full-screen, in all its HD glory," said foursquare.

In other foursquare related news, the company today launched foursquare Lists in the foursquare app! to help you use your lists while you're out.

"When you download the update, you will see the 'To-Do List' tab has been renamed 'Lists.' In addition to your all-purpose, whatever-you're-up-for-trying To-Do List, it now has all the lists you've made, the lists you follow, and (most exciting of all) suggested nearby lists," the company stated.

"In a new city? Tap on 'Lists' and see nearby selections of landmarks, or things to do on a rainy afternoon, or bars with cheap happy hours. While you're exploring, you can tap into the 10,000,000-strong foursquare community (and thousands of amazing brands) for ideas. There's even a spiffy new map view so you can see them all in the world around you. Following that 'best chicken and waffles' list? In the map view, you can see which ones you're closest to when you're hungry. It's a great way to plan out your day.

And, if you see places you want to try, you can add them to a list on the go. As you're wandering around, just tap the '+ SAVE' button and you can add a place to any existing list or create a new one. It's great if you're keeping track of places you want to go this weekend, or your perfect date night," explains foursquare.

It's available for the iPhone today, Android will get later this week, and other platforms soon after. Visit here to download the foursquare app.