Foursquare for Android brings NFC-based check-ins to the table

Foursquare, one of the most popular applications for Android, has been recently updated to support near field communications (NFC). The update also brings support for Android Beam, which is a feature in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The new support has been added in three specific areas, including Foursquare’s Lists, Venues and Me sections of the application.

With the new-found support, people running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-based devices, with NFC on board, will be able to share their recently visited locations with friends, juts by tapping their phones together. (Both phones need to have NFC support, and Android 4.0, obviously.) It will also let users check into locations just by tapping an NFC-supported tag or poster, which should save some folks some time when trying to check into their favorite location.

And, as you might expect, the update is pretty limited in its real world usage, considering only the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S by Samsung are the only supported devices at the moment. But, with Mobile World Congress right around the corner, that should change pretty quickly.

You can download the updated version of Foursquare right here.

via NFCWorld

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