Comments on: Foursquare still struggling to become more than a niche app http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/27/foursquare-still-struggling-to-become-more-than-a-niche-app/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: kpkelleher http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/27/foursquare-still-struggling-to-become-more-than-a-niche-app/#comment-385539 Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:09:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23749#comment-385539 @johncabell

There is nothing wrong with making niche apps, and there are companies building stables of them. I just think that Foursquare has set its sights much higher.

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By: johncabell http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/27/foursquare-still-struggling-to-become-more-than-a-niche-app/#comment-385476 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:59:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23749#comment-385476 Don’t underestimate niche apps! Imagine a company that had a stable — dare say, network — of them. While there will only be one Facebook (at a time), the one size fits all model, and commensurate scale, isn’t everything because it tries to be everything.

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By: Jill_HW http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/27/foursquare-still-struggling-to-become-more-than-a-niche-app/#comment-385467 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 01:21:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23749#comment-385467 I check in at 80% of the places that I visit. One of my annoyances with FourSquare is that it sometimes can’t find me quick enough. I don’t want to have to search for my location, especially if I’ve check-in there previously, yet sometimes I have to. If the application doesn’t get faster to use, fewer people are going to use it. (And the current changes didn’t help to make it faster.)

In my ideal world, FourSquare would combine with Yelp. Those two together would complement each other and provide great features.

And just like Facebook, FourSquare need to allow us to create different lists of friends, then allow us to broadcast information differently to those lists. This is currently another stopper for some people. They don’t want to broadcast their location to everyone that they’ve friended.

Since there isn’t another product on the market that is better than FourSquare (at least at the moment), I hope it quickly improves so those of us who like it will keep using it.

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