Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby roadsider » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:44 pm

What used to take three taps now takes five. DO NOT LIKE. :evil:
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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 weeezer14 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:44 pm

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?
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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: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby weeezer14 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:55 am

DonJ2 wrote:
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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.

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 ;)
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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 pimp_my_taco » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:19 pm

This feature never worked. I would go to my Foursquare account to find that in never recorded my check ins
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby cherianchris » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:21 pm

pimp_my_taco wrote:This feature never worked. I would go to my Foursquare account to find that in never recorded my check ins


Always worked for me. So much so that, I've uninstalled Foursquare. :grin:

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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby steponitfool » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:11 am

Yeah my sentiments exactly. I agree w the majority. 4SQ was much better integrated before, less efficient now w more taps to just to get to it.
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Re: Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

Postby calcnerd » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:24 am

I dislike this change as well. I never use the regular 4square app anymore. Please change this back to the way it used to be.
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