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The φ² project is part of the Mobile 2.0 group of the Mobile Life Centre at Stockholm University. Within this project we explore different ways of physical check-in procedures for foursquare. Our newest release is the φ² Scanner, which uses 2D barcodes for the check-in process.
Because it is all about physical check-ins for foursquare. Got it?
Foursquare is a location based social network game. If you want to know more about it, please visit www.foursquare.com.
The φ² Scanner is an application that uses 2D barcodes (QR barcodes) to make the check-in for foursquare easier. If you want to learn more about it, please watch our video.
With the φ² Barcode Generator we provide a tool that allows you to
generate and print your own barcodes for your favourite venues.
We simply use the link to the venue website at www.foursquare.com. With this link the venue information becomes also available for people, who use another barcode scanner without knowing foursquare.
The φ² Scanner works on all Android phones.
At the moment we haven't developed an iPhone version of the application, but please check our website regularly for updates.
Of course you are always free to check-in in the traditional way. If you like to use the barcodes check-in, you can create a barcode using our φ² Barcode Generator and ask the owner/manager of the venue to place that code visible at the entrance.
If you don't find the venue by entering name and location, please use
the venue ID from foursquare to create your barcodes. You can go to the
foursquare website and search
for your venue. Each venue has a unique ID, which you can get from
the URL. Take this ID and enter it in our φ Barcode Generator.
If you can't create your tags using the venue ID, then the venue is not in the foursquare database. Please create the venue on foursquare and try it again.
This usually happens, when foursquare is over capacity and can't deliver a response. We are working on the problem.
Yes, we appreciate any feedback. Just send a mail to Sebastian@MobileLifeCentre.org
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