Foursquare, a popular location-based social network for mobile users, has added NFC support to its Android app for devices running on Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich,” according to TechCrunch.
The Android update leverages 4.0’s Android Beam peer-to-peer sharing app, enabling Foursquare users to share their lists and venues, as well as add friends, by simply tapping their phones together. Foursquare members may also use their NFC-enabled phones to “check-in” to venues by tapping a tag.
According to TechCrunch, Foursquare has added NFC connectivity to all Venue, Lists and Me pages.
The only handset capable of running the new Foursquare app is the Galaxy Nexus, but Holger Luedorf, vice president of Mobile and International at Foursquare, says that the company will add NFC to other platforms soon.
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