Foursquare’s Crowley: No Plans For Google Glass App Until “Real People” Wearing Them

Foursquare LogoFoursquare is out with a change to its app designed to automatically alert you to interesting things you’re near. Sounds ideal for Google Glass, as well as phones. But until “real people” are wearing them, don’t expect Foursquare to be coming to Google’s smart eyewear, says founder Dennis Crowley.

I’d asked Crowley about this on Twitter today, after seeing the news of the change to the Foursquare app:

His response was that until “real people™” are on the street with them, there won’t be a Google Glass app:

Fair enough. Few people do have Google Glass. But the Field Trip app for Google Glass, which I’ve been trying this week, is pretty amazing in doing what Foursquare aims. If Glass does grow, and Foursquare comes onto the platform, it’ll be interesting to see.

In the meantime, anyone with an Android phone and the Foursquare app can try location-aware notifications the “old fashioned” way. Learn more in our Search Engine Land post: Foursquare Now: Update Intros Location-Aware Alerts.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Foursquare | Google: Glass


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  • joeyoungblood


    My only question: When will Foursquare start keeping a log of check-in data to put into an advertising tool? I’d love to see the most checked-in places, times of days, etc.. near by….

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