Foursquare checkins no longer an option?

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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 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 hendricksandtonic » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:08 pm

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

Postby dmcconachie » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:16 pm

Of course it's my opinion, such is the nature of a forum. And I understand the convenience of having the two services interlinked but the foursquare app is so much nicer than it was a year ago whereas the waze implementation is so basic. I guess it's more the users threatening to quit waze without it that I'm bemused at.
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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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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 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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