Lovingly made in New York City, now available in five more languages
It was just over a year ago that we changed foursquare from a service that worked in a handful of cities to one that worked anywhere in the world. And, as you saw in our 2010 recap, we’ve been totally blown away by how much people are using our service, absolutely everywhere in the world. Every day, we have check-ins from nearly 200 different countries. Starting today, more of those people can use foursquare in their chosen language, with the launch of foursquare in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese.
Getting foursquare to work in your language is easy: just update foursquare on your Blackberry, iPhone, or Android, and it’ll switch foursquare to the default language of your device. (And the website will soon be translated, too.) We started with those five languages, but will soon be adding more.
There was a ton to translate, from the app to the badges to figuring out how to say ‘crunked’ in Japanese (we settled on 飲んだくれ). Now, when you’re getting your insider tips and local deals, foursquare will be more local, too.