Comparison table of the main location-based social networking website for mobile devices, that reward users to share the place they are located: Facebook Places vs Foursquare vs Google Latitude vs Gowalla vs Loopt.
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|Loopt||Gowalla||Google Latitude||Foursquare||Facebook Places||meetup.com||Sqeedtime|
|Slogan||Be an insider everywhereSee and share fun, bite-sized reviews of places.||Keep up with your friends, share the places you go, and discover the extraordinary in the world around you.||See where your friends are right now.||Foursquare on your phone gives you & your friends new ways of exploring your city. Earn points & unlock badges for discovering new things.||Who. What. When. And now Where.||Share your passions and do move your city! Meetup helps you meet people near you, around your projects and interests.||Et si on se voyait au lieu de se croiser ? What if we saw instead of crossing? (?)|
|Description||The super social way to get bite-sized tidbits and share your own opinions about the places around you.||Keep up with friends on your phone. Connect with friends from Facebook and Twitter to share where you're going. Discover new places and hotspots when you go out, then share your photos, recommendations and trips with friends! Find inspiration to explore the world around you while picking up rewards from local eateries, venues and retail stores.||Use Latitude to plan an impromptu meetup, see that a loved one got home safely, or just stay in touch with friends. Check in at places to let friends know you’re there, gain status, and unlock offers.||Foursquare is a mobile application that makes cities easier to use and more interesting to explore. It is a friend-finder, a social city guide and a game that challenges users to experience new things, and rewards them for doing so. Foursquare lets users "check in" to a place when they're there, tell friends where they are and track the history of where they've been and who they've been there with.||Easily share where you are, what you're doing and the friends you're with right from your mobile. Never miss another chance to connect when you happen to be at the same place at the same time. Check in to get individual discounts, share savings with friends, earn rewards for repeat visits or secure donations for good causes.||Membres: 22.49 millions Groupes Meetup: 208 516 Pays: 180 Meetups mensuels: 547 470 RSVP mensuels: 3.64 millions||https://www.facebook.com/SqeedTime?ref=hl|
|Game mechanics||Pins & Items||Points & Badges|
|Business or retailers dashboard||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Primary user benefits||Rewards or deals nearby||Free Gifts, coupons & specials||Gain status, Offers||Coupons & Freebies for new mayors||Photo tags your friends to check in. See what business are hot or not.|
|City||CA||Austin, Texas||Mountain View, CA||New York||Palo Alto, CA||Lausanne|
|Founder(s)||Sam Altman||Josh Williams, Scott Raymond||Sergey Brin, Larry Page||Dennis Crowley, Naveen Selvadurai||Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz|
|Last update||2011-07-11 20:58:46||2010-11-18 10:55:41||2011-07-11 21:21:08||2014-06-15 21:34:04||2010-11-18 10:55:41||2015-08-05 12:20:48||2015-08-05 12:34:05|