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Foursquare for Android Adds NFC-Based Tap to Check In

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Feb 10, 2012, 10:23 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Foursquare recently updated its mobile application for the Android platform and quietly added support for near-field communications and the Android Beam NFC P2P service. Specifically, NFC support has been added for the app's Venue, Lists, and Me pages. This update gives users of Android 4.0 devices with NFC on board the ability to share the places they've visited recently by tapping their phone against a friend's similarly equipped phone. The app also allows users to check into venues by tapping NFC tags and/or posters rather than manually checking in with the software. At the moment, this functionality is limited to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S.

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Feb 10, 2012, 3:15 PM

I've never seen one place with NFC posters!!!

So let me get this straight. I get a phone with NFC and I go to my local bar/etc. and find a poster with an NFC chip and tap my phone against it? Where are these posters? how far are we really away from this? So in the meantime this is just pointless to me. It has no real value in today's time, yet at least... 😕

Feb 10, 2012, 11:58 AM

Love this

I could see using this simple check in feature quite a bit
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