A Comparison Between Foursquare And Yelp

Clarence SchreiberStarred Page By Clarence Schreiber, 16th Apr 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Both foursquare and yelp are location based services. For those people who use either foursquare or yelp, having both or planning to use either one, this article will compare the both to see how each one works and helps to see which one is right for you.


Foursquare founded in March, 2009 by Denis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai. Foursquare has roughly over 20 million registered users in its data base. Foursquare is a mobile app that is used to check into places by the user by using a smart phone. The user can earn badges, making friends, and earning discounts by a business (if they offer one).

How To Be Coming A Mayor

If a user checks into a venue more times than any other user they become the mayor of the venue. In order to become and keep up the mayorship of the venue you publicly check in and if you check in privately it does not count towards the mayorship.

How To Earn Different Badges

When you check in into different venues you can earn different types of badges. A user is able to get more badges by following different pages (or Foursquare Brands) on foursquare (i.e.- ESPN, People Magazine, and others). These sponsored pages offers special badges that foursquare does not offer.


Some businesses uses specials on foursquare to have a user come to the venue and checks into the business that offers the special. The business determines what kind of specials that they will offer to the foursquare user. Some of the specials that some places offer like such as: 10% off an order, free admission for the mayor of the venue and other types of offers.


When a user is able to leave a tip a venue to let other users on what kind of experience that they received from that place. The information would let other users decide if they would go that venue or not.

Adding Photos

You are able to take pictures at a venue and add them to the check in from the venue. You have to make sure that the photos that you took are from the venue that you check into.


Yelp started out in October of 2004 as mainly as a second yellow pages. The site is a directory service and a review site for local business in the system with social networking features. The principle founders are Max Livchin, Jeremy Stoppelman and Russell Simmons.

About The App

The app for the smartphones are pretty simple, you can use it to find things near by, you can also bookmark things that interests or likes to you. You can also talk about things on the talk boards feature on the app. The app also features where you can find places that can give deals also. Yelp has businesses that like foursquare that gives you on the spot specials. You can make friends like foursquare also. You can leave tips and add photos from the app.


If you draft a review on the app you must go on the website to finish the process. You can also find most of the same features like the app but except for checking into the venue.


Overall in general both foursquare and yelp are both simular in all. I do have both sites on my phone. Both of them are capatable to each other.


Application, Apps, Badges, Business, Check In, Foursquare, Specials, Venues, Yelp

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
I live in the Upper Midwest and I enjoy collecting sports cards, history to name a few. Some of the things that I like to write about varies bio on people, television stations, places and more.

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author avatar Mariah
17th Apr 2013 (#)

Thanks for the share Clarence
very useful information.


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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
18th Apr 2013 (#)

Your welcome Mariah. I am glad that the information is useful.

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author avatar Shirley Shuler
18th Apr 2013 (#)

Thanks for the useful information, Clarence :).

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
19th Apr 2013 (#)

Thank you Shirley.

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