[Israel] FlyScreen, the mobile phone lock-screen replacement from Israeli startup Cellogic, has added Foursquare integration to its Android app ahead of this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.
The new Foursquare widget lets users of the location-based social network access its main features, including the ability to quickly find places nearby, “check-in”, share their location with friends via Foursquare, Twitter and/or Facebook, as well as access their foursquare friends-list.
The company says it’s the first time that a location-based mobile service has been made available on Android’s lock-screen, and that the app now offers the fastest way to “check-in” to Foursquare on a mobile since you can do it without even unlocking the phone. No need to drill down into apps or Android’s web browser.
Cellogic plans to add further features in a future update, such as being able to access user profiles, leaderboards, and add new venues.
FlyScreen, which offers widgets for a number of social networks and RSS-powered content, has been doing great in the Android Market, the company tells me, and is already in the top 3% downloads and powering close to 300K widgets per-day.
Moving forward, Cellogic sees FlyScreen as a mobile syndication platform in its own right. “FlyScreen widgets get an unprecedented amount of daily exposure, making it a highly effective means of syndicating content over the mobile medium.” Due to this exposure, the company is exploring various monetization options and says it will be announcing “some great partnerships and integrations in the coming months.”