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Using the Basic Mobile Website Instead of an App

Instead of using a platform-specific app, you can always use m.foursquare.com. When I first joined Foursquare, there wasn't an app for the BlackBerry (official or not), so I did all my checking in on the mobile site. It isn't gorgeous, but it is certainly functional. Sometimes the simplicity of the mobile website might be just the thing you need (see Figure 4.5).

Figure 4.5

Figure 4.5 The Foursquare mobile website might be plain and simple, but it just plain works.

From the mobile website you can do all the basic Foursquare tasks. There are few images, as you can see, so it loads quickly even when you don't have the greatest connection in the world. I have to say, though, that it's one of those "better than a sharp stick in the eye" kinds of tools. It works. It's not pretty, but it works.

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