For all the buzz surrounding the location-based social network Foursquare recently, you think they’d make the application easy to access. Unfortunately, for the past few days Foursquare has been nowhere to be found on the iTunes application directory. It was because the company accidentally pushed out the latest version too early, and was subsquently removed from the app store. Fortunately, the new version will go live tomorrow.
Over the weekend I decided to give location-based social networks a second try but I had no luck at downloading Foursquare, a site I already have a number of friends on. When you visit the iPhone link on the Foursquare website, it ends up at a page that includes links to a number of applications, including Whrrl, a less popular competitor.
Unfortunately I had missed out on all the buzz surrounding the application being yanked, but according to Dennis Crowley, the co-founder of the service, the new version of the app should be live tomorrow. Crowley told us, “Slight hiccup w/ app submission process – we should be back up and running tomorrow.” For all of you that want to get in on the location-based services buzz, Foursquare is a must have.
While I’m personally a fan of the design of Gowalla currently, Foursquare (ironically) has around four times as many users. We will be covering the location-based services space over the coming months, but if you aren’t on Foursquare yet and have an iPhone, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get it on your phone. In the meantime you can register via the Foursquare website.