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Foursquare: No longer an English-only app!


Oh Foursquare.  I don’t understand. I just don’t. Can someone please explain to me why people want to announce where they’ve checked in? (For those of you who aren’t familiar with Foursquare, it’s an app that allows its users to check in to various locations, or friends can check you in – and you can earn badges and virtual points or something).

Maybe I’m just old-school, but I kind of value my privacy.  I don’t want people knowing where I am, what I’m doing, what I’m eating, where I’m going, who I’m dating, etc. But clearly I’m an odd-ball.

So exciting news Foursquarers! Foursquare now comes in Español, Deutsch, Italiano, Français, & Japanese (one language I don’t speak). I can appreciate polylingual apps.

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Poynt


Poynt” (pronounced: point) opens to a home screen that asks, “where can we poynt you today?”
PS Don’t you like how everything is a little *cutesy* name nowadays? Like poynt, woot, buzzd, joomla, yola, google, twitter, yahoo, weeby; & then we wonder why p30p13  +@lK  lyyK3 +HiS.

I like this app, overall. The icons swirl in a circle to reveal the following options: Restaurants, Gas Prices, Events, Map It, Business, People & Movies.

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Google Maps


Google's Map App

Google Maps, where to begin?

PROS:
It can find “your” location, which is pretty nice considering sometimes I pop up out of the metro & haven’t the slightest idea as to where I am (yes, I live in DC where, yes the streets are letters and numbers – still. Sometimes you’re trying to navigate back to the metro from the club, and your alphabet gets all jacked up).
You can choose methods of transportation (Walking, Public, Car..). It looks a little like this:

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