Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

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Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby rox-star » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:42 pm

Just started the new update (3.6.0.0) and my Foursquare checkin button has been replaced by a "closure" button. Am I missing something or is this no longer an option. This was my most often used feature on Waze!
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby darkneon » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:47 pm

Yes this feature has been removed in the beta's prior to this official release. I too regret this decision by Waze as I used it more then 10 times a day.

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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby usa_jlyezx2v » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:12 pm

I agree, the social media option was one I use EVERY day. If there are no plans to return this option, I may seriously consider leaving Waze, which is something I do not want to do.

Waze developers, what are you planning to do about this issue?
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby hendricksandtonic » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:08 pm

Personally, I'd like a yelp AND foursquare button! :)
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby rox-star » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:23 pm

That's unfortunate because I don't use Waze as a traffic-avoiding tool so much as a 4SQ checkin and speed trap alert. I work an evening shift so I'm rarely in traffic and am one of less than 100 Wazers in my area on my drive home (read: more obvious for a bored cop!)

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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby jasonsf » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:59 pm

In the beta, if you were using driving directions, the toolbar that showed at the top had a "social" icon that let you check in at the end of your route. I can't find how to check in on Foursquare if you are not using driving directions, though.

UPDATE: I just found the "My Friends" button in the main menu. Click it and you now see a Foursquare Check in button.
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:09 pm

By a pretty large margin, more users use Waze for traffic avoidance so adding Closure to the Report menu was more important for more users. It's been asked for for a very, very long time.

Check-ins aren't gone, as noted above. There is another way to check-in when you use Waze to route you to a destination.

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Maybe if they finally get rid of the Camera report button (because 99% of drivers are clueless about what a traffic enforcement camera looks like anyway and the map is spammed with them every day), the 4sq button could return...
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby dmcconachie » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:12 pm

I can't believe people actually use waze to check in on Foursquare, it's a horrendous implementation!

And to the point you'd stop using waze without it? Come on! Seriously?
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Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby sk2380 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:40 pm

Why do we have to Check In on foursquare when on the move or other wise when your are check in on a certain venue why we have to use Waze! Lets outsmart the traffic and be safe by using Waze... Lets keep it simple ! ;)
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby stonierocks » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:12 pm

dmcconachie wrote:I can't believe people actually use waze to check in on Foursquare, it's a horrendous implementation!


That's your opinion.

I stopped using the regular Foursquare app long ago, mostly because i just forgot to use it. When I started using Waze, I started checking-in almost every time I went somewhere . Waze is usually already running on my phone when I arrive somewhere and the Foursquare check-in was so convenient. Now, not so much.

The "horrible implementation" is where the button is now. I very rarely use the route function. The other option is the "check-in" under "My friends > On The Way". Makes no sense to be placed there. I won't stop using Waze because of it. But I don't have to like it.
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