Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby DonJ2 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:42 pm

I found this Update Request today on the map editor:

"I can't check into Foursquare on this new version".

I'm very disappointed with how Waze has handled this feature.
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Re: Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby DonJ2 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:34 am

WeeeZer14 wrote:
NotEd3k wrote:It's much less friendly to get to and keeps your eyes off the road longer.

If you are checking in, why do you need to have your eyes on the road??? You are at your destination if you are checking in, right?

Some users are trying to check in at waypoints, like fast food drive-thru, before they have reached their final destination. I do this everyday.

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Re: Re: Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby DonJ2 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:04 am

WeeeZer14 wrote:If you are checking in, why do you need to have your eyes on the road??? You are at your destination if you are checking in, right?
DonJ2 wrote:Some users are trying to check in at waypoints, like fast food drive-thru, before they have reached their final destination. I do this everyday.
WeeeZer14 wrote:Okay, if you are in the drive-thru I still don't see an issue with taking your eyes off the road. I don't think any fast food establishment has gotten quick enough where you don't stop your car at least twice ;)

For me, the issue has nothing to do with taking my eyes off the road. One example use case... I set destination to "work", before reaching work, I go thru a McDonald's drive-thru for coffee and want to check in while waiting in the drive-thru line. It used to be easy, just select foursquare check in from the menu.

If I'm using navigation and want to check in at a "way point" before reaching my final destination, the only way I can now accomplish this is to send waze to the background, open the foursquare client, check in, exit foursquare, then restore waze to the foreground. It's a bigger hassle than it used to be.

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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby iceprincess213 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:12 am

I'm quite unhappy with the "NO CHECK=IN", my family & friends have battles using waze & also our check=ins. I sure hope waze reconsiders this button. Maybe they should offer a version with foursquare check in & one without. The programming is already in place for both. I love my waze but not happy with them at the moment.
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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 ladymcquaid » 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 Mr_GO_HERD » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:12 am

darkneon wrote: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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I used it a lot. Now its annoying becuase i have to click out of Waze to click into FourSquare to checkin and then back out and back into Waze and on and on and on....
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby Mr_GO_HERD » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:17 am

stonierocks wrote:
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.


I rarely used FourSquare until I realized how easy it used to be to check into it using Waze. Thats when my FourSquare use picked up times 1,000! Ill have to check out the new way to do it, but I dont really use the navigation so it sounds like I am going ot have to go through a lot of steps when I could just click out of Waze and into Foursquare and check in and back to Waze even though thats more inconvenient than before.
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby NotEd3k » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:48 pm

roadsider wrote:What used to take three taps now takes five. DO NOT LIKE. :evil:


Agreed. It's much less friendly to get to and keeps your eyes off the road longer.
Personally I am unsure why, if they wanted to implement this under the My Friends feature a dedicated button could not be left as well. In landscape mode there would still have been plenty of room for it and the Closures button.
Even if they just wanted to change it to a "Social Check-In" button, rather than a dedicated Foursquare only button, to include Facebook check-in, that would have worked better than burying things where they are now.
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby paulgoss » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:38 am

I too was very disappointed to see the dedicated foursquare check-in button replaced by a road closure button. I live in rural California and use the app to check-in on foursquare and report hazards, traffic and police as well as check-in on foursquare... seems a problem for more than a few... am still waiting for the speedometer to not be covered up by the the main report icon on the droid dna... if I had an option I'd be gone..
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