Foursquare declined to comment about the specifics of the
financial arrangement. Samsung did not immediately return a request
Foursquare users can access My History at foursquare.com where
they can watch their entire check-in history -- which dates back to
2009 for the app's first users -- unfold in fast forward. A
play-pause button at the bottom of the screen allows to users to
stop the experience and note certain behaviors such as distance
between subsequent check-ins and when they checked into a certain
location. The infographic can also show users how much times they
spent in coffee shops versus bars among other comparisons.
My History is the latest instance of Foursquare incorporating
more advertising into its service and allowing marketers more
access to its location data. Foursquare is currently running an
HBO-branded Game of
Cones contest in New York City, for example. Whichever of the
participating ice cream shops accrues the most check-ins by June 21
will be awarded the "Iron Cone" a la the Iron Throne from HBO's
"Game of Thrones."
Samsung began working with Foursquare at South by Southwest
(SXSW) this February when the electronics manufacturer promoted
Samsung charging stations on the app.