Foursquare and Independent Film Channel teamed up to create a travel guide providing a glimpse of what curated user reviews combined with real-time location can produce. The guide, which appears on Foursquare website, includes recommendations from users of geo-location-based service as well as fans of IFC.
And Foursquare users “who check in to more than three locations in the guide get a special badge,” GigaOm said. Likewise, Huffington Post has also entered a deal with Foursquare to push local news info context to its users.
IFC has branded the operation and service “The IFC Always On, Slightly Off Guide to America.” When users of Foursquare check in near one of the locations in the guide, a description will pop up with a suggestion that they visit the spot — a list that includes The Other Side Cafe in Boston and Cardullo’s chocolate shop in Cambridge, N.H.