Entertainment-based social network GetGlue revamped its iPhone app and website, adding integration with location-based mobile app foursquare and sports check-ins, as well as launching a thorough redesign.
GetGlue added that updates for the Android, iPad, and BlackBerry platforms are on the way.
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Another major feature in this release is the ability to share your location to foursquare with each check-in. This integration enables a cool new use case: the ability to check in to content at a location. For example, with GetGlue, you can now check in and share that you are: watching The King’s Speech @ AMC Theatre, listening to Maroon 5 @ Madison Square Garden, reading The Hunger Games @ New York Public Library, watching San Antonio Spurs @ John’s Sports Bar, or thinking about Albert Einstein @ Princeton University.
Checking in to content and location is both meaningful and convenient. A lot of times you want to share what you are doing at the location, and this release of GetGlue makes it really easy. First, you can select what you are doing and then you pick the location using foursquare.
When you click the share to foursquare button, GetGlue will prompt you to sign into foursquare. Then you can select your location via the familiar foursquare screen. The check-in is posted to both GetGlue and foursquare, making it easy to share with friends, as well as to get points and rewards on both networks.
The check-ins that have location associated with them will have a small location icon next to them, so you can easily tell them apart in the GetGlue streams.
You can now check in to your favorite team and share with your friends that you are watching a game or event. The check-in experience is the same as GetGlue check-ins for TV shows, movies, and music. By checking in repeatedly to your favorite sport/team or event, you can level up to become a GetGlue Fan and Superfan, earn stickers, and become the Guru.
In addition to launching the Sports button, we are also announcing rewards from sports leagues and sports networks. At launch, you will be able to earn rewards from the National Hockey League (NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs), Turner Sports (NCAA Tournament), the National Basketball Association’s San Antonio Spurs, Fox Sports (Major League Baseball and NASCAR events), HBO Sports, Showtime Sports, NFL Network, Speed, Fox Soccer Channel, FOX College Sports, Fuel TV, and the Big Ten Network.
In addition to sports check-ins and foursquare integration, every screen in GetGlue for iPhone has been redesigned.
And last, but certainly not least, we are rolling out a major update to GetGlue.com.