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With clients on nearly every other mobile platform, where is the Foursquare app for Windows Mobile? One enterprising developer couldn’t wait, so he created his own. WinMoSquare offers a solid alternative to the Foursquare mobile website.

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I admit it. Just like Om, I’m addicted to Foursquare, the location-based social service I use several times a day during my travels. It’s not easy holding down the mayorship of 23 locations, so I rely heavily on my handsets to help me out with this hefty task. ;) Officially, there’s a Foursquare client for the iPhone, Android, webOS and BlackBerry platforms, plus third-party efforts for Maemo devices. So where’s the location of a Windows Mobile app for Foursquare? So far, there is no native client from Foursquare itself, but Download Squad found a usable third-party beta called WinMoSquare.

It might not be as pretty as the official clients, but WinMoSquare offers a solid option to the Foursquare mobile web site. Thanks to some Foursquare APIs, the software supports check-ins, adding locations and peeking in as to where your friends are. But there are some limitations, too. Namely, you can’t check the leaderboards, nor can you find or add new friends. I don’t think those are deal-breaking limits — I don’t believe I can do some of those things on the Android app; I often have to go to the mobile web site to approve friend requests, for example.

The developer, Anand Iyer, indicates that he’s looking to add new features as Foursquare exposes more of its APIs. Once he hits v.1 with WinMoSquare, Iyer intends to submit it to the Windows Mobile Marketplace as well. You might want to “check in” there occasionally to see when the app arrives for your Windows Mobile 6.1 and up device.

 
  1. Symbian users also got an unofficial way to check-in to Foursquare, through Waze. Check it out here:

    http://www.symbian-guru.com/welcome/2010/02/symbian-users-can-now-check-in-on-foursquare-with-waze.html

    It’s not a stand-alone client, but hey, it works better than the mobile site. ;)

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