Recently I made a purchase of the new Verizon Android, called the Thunderbolt. One of the main reasons that I bought the phone was due to the projected increase of price in the data package. I also decided to get the Thunderbolt because after reading about the success of the phone as well as a number of positive personal testimonies, I thought it was the best droid out right now.
One of my favorite apps that I have is the foursquare application. Foursquare is a fun way of “checking in” to different places and businesses you visit throughout your day. After you check into certain places you can become the mayor, also known as the most frequent visitor and earn badges. I am enjoying using this app and I realize that it could be very beneficial to businesses. If you own a business and are not registered on foursquare go to https://foursquare.com/business. Business can add specials for either individuals who check in or even just solely for the mayor. This can help bring customers in and gives them an incentive to use this app. One promotion I have come across is with the company, Sunoco. There is a deal that when you buy a king size bag of M&Ms, you save 2 cents a gallon on gas. The only way you can redeem this reward is by mentioning the Aplus reward at the register. The only way that someone can know about this is by using the foursquare application. Another example is at a local restaurant anytime the “mayor” on foursquare visits the store they get a free drink.
By using the Thunderbolt I have been able to use foursquare more. You can also link foursquare to your Facebook and Twitter pages which gives you the opportunity to show your friends where you are at. I will be able to use my phone more for the business that I am starting very soon… More to come on that in the next blog! For now, I am curious which smart phone you use like an android or iPhone and what are some of the advantages or disadvantages of the phone you have.