Foursquare launches tools to take locations offline

Location-based social network Foursquare has introduced three new buttons that aim to encourage users to save locations discovered during web browsing. The ‘Save to Foursquare’ button has already been rolled out on partner sites such as and New York Magazine and on a number of local editions of Time Out, allowing users to create personalised to-do lists that are accessible from the Foursquare website and mobile app. It is accompanied by a bookmark with similar functionality and a ‘Follow on Foursquare’ button that can be deployed by brands to boost follower numbers.

“When you click on a ‘Save to foursquare’ button, a window will pop up confirming the place you want to add, and that’s it,” reads a post on the company’s official blog. “Foursquare will remind you about it the next time you’re out and about. If you’re using Radar, we’ll buzz your phone when you’re around the corner.”

The new functionality comes asthe service redesigns its developer site in a bid to make its API more attractive to new developers and to boost its status as the dominant provider of location-based services for other apps.

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