September 1, 2010

Go Places With Facebook (Only in the US).

If you're familiar with Foursquare, then you'll have an idea of what Facebook Places is. Places is a Facebook feature that allows you to see where your friends are and share your location in the real world. When you use Places, you'll be able to see if any of your friends are currently checked in nearby and connect with them easily. You can check into nearby Places to tell your friends where you are, tag your friends in the Places you visit, and view comments your friends have made about the Places you visit.

Unfortunately, it's only available to users in the United States but with mobile access.  Users can check in by accessing touch.facebook.com on their mobile device.  More places will be rolled out in the future and the app will support more mobile devices.

So what can Filipino users do for now ?  Well there's still foursquare with over 3 million users.  You can use foursquare as training ground for location based services and when Facebook Places supports the Philippines, you can decide which one to use, or use both, or hopefully, a bridge app will integrate or link the two together so you only have to update one and the other will pick up your update.

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