Foursquare playing cards are popping up in Google Now, even with out the app
Google Now has been serving up playing cards with information out of your apps for some time. Based on a report in VentureBeat, you may begin seeing playing cards from apps you do not have put in — beginning with Foursquare. Playing cards with ideas from the app have been noticed alongside Google’s personal common location-based mostly suggestions. Foursquare nonetheless is not listed on Google’s associate web page, so doubtless these playing cards are a part of a restricted trial, and the search big is not confirming something when requested.
Foursquare thrived for a very long time as a standalone app, however as competitors mounted (from providers akin to Google Now, mockingly) it diversified, making use of its most useful asset: its knowledge. Twitter began working with Foursquare to offer location information to tweets, and earlier this yr, erased the necessity to have an account to seek out that killer cup of joe in any respect.
What’s maybe extra fascinating, is that Google already has its personal service for offering suggestions for eating places and cafes: Zagat. It seems, in trial, that the 2 providers can stay collectively, with Foursquare’s pin-level accuracy with the ability to serve extra particular suggestions. Whether or not Foursquare-powered playing cards will turn into a part of Google Now’s common choices is not clear. And keep in mind, you possibly can choose-out of any suppliers — which is particularly essential when it is an app you do not have put in. Nobody needs shock playing cards from Tinder, do they?