Foursquare adds five new languages to platform, big focus on API this year

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In an on-stage announcement at Mobile World Congress, Foursquare founder and CEO Denis Crowley said the location-based startup had added five new languages to its mobile application.

These are: Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese. He said the new app (2.2.5) will be available on versions for the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android today.

The analytics platform for merchants and venue owners remains oriented towards the US, but Crowley said they were looking at further internationalisation. He added that they would be focusing on the API this year.

Crowley also put out the latest Foursquare adoption figures of 6.5 million users, 2 million check-ins per day. This adds up to 420 million checkins and a 3,400% growth last year.

He jokingly described Foursquare as “almost like Pokemon for adults” and their continuing emphasis on mashing-up location and the social graph.

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  • Tom

    Are you telling me that the mobile app has been English only up until now? Get the fuck out of here…

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  • http://twitter.com/itsdeshazer Michael De'Shazer

    bring on the augmented reality!

  • Anonymous

    They should really focus on making the application more useful for a wide variety of users. In the big scheme of things, they still don’t have enough engaged users to really make the platform commercially viable.

  • GA6

    What translation technology did they use?

  • Anonymous

    Fascinating indeed. Should be interesting to see how that turns out.

    http://www.anon-toolz.edu.tc

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