Tag: Foursquare

Beaverton, Oregon, might be the least romantic city in the United States

Why does Oregon borrow most of its town names—like Portland and Salem? Truth be told, because when left to our own devices to create names for towns, Oregon comes up with names like “Beaverton.” Read More

Facilitating the Foursquare factor: Janrain partners with Badgeville to offer game mechanics

Seems like everyone is trying to incorporate game mechanics into their applications and offerings. Or, as we used to call them, “frequent flyer programs” or “loyalty programs.” Granted, there’s more than that to game mechanics, but that’s a big part of it.

Well, what if you could gain those same kind of benefits by using one of the systems you already have in place? Like if your login credential gave you the ability to earn badges and whatnot? That’s what Portland-based Janrain is exploring with a new partnership with Badgeville. Read More

Mayor for a day: Join Whiffies and all your mayoral peers Saturday April 16 for Foursquare Day Portland 2011

Thanks to the efforts of an early entrant in the location app space, Shizzow, Portland was all primed and ready to fall in love with Foursquare—and begin donning mayors, left and right.

Our love of check ins is all well and good. But let’s be honest—even though Portland Mayor Sam Adams made it officialPortland isn’t the only place that loves Foursquare. So around the world on April 16, people will be celebrating Foursquare Day. Get it? 4/16? Four squared? And you’re invited for Portland’s own celebration. Read More

Portland’s PingGadget purports to take a page from Twitter and a page from Foursquare

Sometimes, there is a better wheel. Sometimes, a market has an 800 lbs gorilla that could use a little toppling. And yes, sometimes, I use inane marketing drivel when I can’t think of any better way to get into an article.

But see? Now we’ve made it through the intro. So I can tell you about PingGadget, a new Portland startup that’s looking to take the best of Twitter’s short format and combine it with Foursquare-esque location information to deliver a new microblogging platform. Read More

Turn any iOS 4 iPhone into a photo booth with Photomaton. Maybe get your Foursquare Photogenic badge, too.

Anyone who carries an iPhone carries a fairly powerful camera with them. But sometimes, you need something a little more to motivate you to use that camera.

Sometimes, it’s something complex and artsy like Hipstamatic. But sometimes, it’s something simple and awesome like Photomaton, the newest iPhone app from Portland’s own Brandon Sneed. Read More

memePDX 033: Portland pitch day, Foursquare Day, CivicApps, Mugasha Halo 3 track, Marshall Kirkpatrick and ReadWriteWeb, iPhone 4, more Foursquare Yahoo! jibber jabber

Cami Kaos and I cover Portland Pitch Day, Foursquare Day, 101 different data sets to build Portland CivicApps, Mugasha Halo 3 track, Marshall Kirkpatrick and ReadWriteWeb, iPhone 4, more Foursquare Yahoo! jibber jabber.

Happy Portland Pitch Day! And Thursday. And other stuff. To celebrate this Thursday, the memePDX elves have working on baking a fresh new episode of the show. Just for you. And since you’re going to be busy at lunch, I thought I should get it in front of you sooner rather than later.

And this show is cram packed full of tech stories from Portland… and beyond. Read More

One night only! The fabulous Portland Foursquare Day, Whiffies pies, and Strange Love Live swarm

For one night only, Portland, you’ll secure a new Foursquare badge for Foursquare Day, feast on Whiffies pies, and be part of Portland’s premier tech podcast, Strange Love Live.

[HTML3]You, on the motorcycle! You two girls! Tell your friends. For one night only, Portland, you’ll have the opportunity to secure a new Foursquare badge for Foursquare Day, feast on some tasty Whiffies pies, and be part of the live studio audience for Portland’s premier tech podcast, Strange Love Live.

How, praytell, do you partake in this once in a lifetime opportunity? Just show up at Whiffies around 10 PM tonight, April 16. Read More

In Portland, every day is Foursquare day. But April 16? It’s a swarm for the official Portland Foursquare Day.

Like Twitter before it, the Portland tech community has been an early and fervent adopter of Foursquare, the social location service that captured attention by adding a gaming aspect

Like Twitter before it, the Portland tech community has been an early and fervent adopter of Foursquare, the social location service that captured attention by adding a gaming aspect to the concept of “checking in.” Now, the geek crowd is often heard mumbling about tagging and badges. And arguing over mayorships and proper Foursquare protocol.

And now, Portland has a chance to show Foursquare just how much they like their service by participating in Portland Foursquare Day swarm tomorrow, April 16. Read More

memePDX 031: Jobs in Portland, iPad arrives, Geomena API, Google Buzz, iPhone OS 4.0, and Foursquare

This memePDX, Cami Kaos and Rick Turoczy cover jobs at Portland startups, Portland’s take on the iPad, WordPress for iPad, Rock Show, Geomena API, Google Buzz privacy reset, sneak peak at iPhone OS 4.0, and rumors of Foursquare being acquired by Yahoo!

It’s a beautiful sunny spring Thursday in Portland. So what better way to spend your day than sitting in front of your machine watching memePDX? Oh wait. It’s a podcast. Put it on your iPod or iPhone or iPad and go out and enjoy the sun. Please.

This week, Cami Kaos and I cover jobs at Portland startups, Portland’s take on the iPad, WordPress for iPad, Rock Show, Geomena API, Google Buzz privacy reset, sneak peak at iPhone OS 4.0, and rumors of Foursquare being acquired… by Yahoo! Read More

You can’t play Foursquare without a Kickball (well, you can but it’s not the same)

Portland-based Gorlochs thinks so. And that’s why they’ve taken the Foursquare API and worked to your iPhone Foursquare experience even better

Now you all know that Portland has been enamored of the geolocation and geogeeking stuff for quite a while. We’re kind of like that. But now, we’re starting to see the idea of location-based services and games really take off all over the place. And if there’s one service that is the current darling of that space, it’s Foursquare.

But can the Foursquare experience be improved? Portland-based Gorlochs thinks so. And that’s why they’ve taken the Foursquare API and worked to your iPhone Foursquare experience even better—much like Tweetie and TweetDeck did for Twitter. Introducing Kickball, an iPhone client for Foursquare. Read More

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