The service, called Foursquare, may be very familiar to you if you used the service Dodgeball in the past.
Dodgeball, was an early location-based social service made popular among the tech elite in the San Francisco Bay Area, that Google bought in 2005.
The reason why this service could be big at SXSW is that first of all, all of the tech early adopters will be there.
Many of them used and loved Dodgeball up until Google officially killed it last week.
That said, text messaging is still the preferred means to interact with the service.
If you’ve used Dodgeball in the past, you’ll know the syntax, but for Twitter users is may be a little complicated.
Mill Creek Foursquare takes very seriously the goal of preparing couples for marriage.
We want to help those who are dating to make good decisions about who and why they are dating.
You’re not “at” someone, you’re “at” a place, which is how Dodgeball/Foursquare use it.
When you do them, you can check them off on the site.
Foursquare keeps track of all of this information, and gives you awards based on doing tasks like completing To Do items, and checking in places.
While both Foursquare and Dodgeball are about checking in places, Foursquare adds a bit more of a social element by incorporating two features called “Top 12” and “To Do.” Basically, Top 12 allows each users to list their 12 favorite things to do at various places around their home city.
To Do allows users to save items from other users’ Top 12 lists to make sure they do them later.