Foursquare Statistics: 30 Million Users, 3 Billion Check-Ins

April 27, 2012 4:14 pm

Foursquare statistics: As of Jan 2013, the Foursquare Community has nearly 30 million people worldwide, and Foursquare has seen over 3 billion check-ins, with millions more every day.

Location data is huge, and Dennis Crowley has figured out the magic sauce required to make people tell the world where they are. Structuring incentives for an action like that is key, and Foursquare seems to have done that right. His previous attempt, the one closest to Foursquare, Dodgeball, had this almost figured out, but Google killed it. Twitter could have doen this as well, but they did not bother.

We had spotted multiple Foursquare stats before. From the stats we have spotted, Foursquare, Tumblr and Square are the big ones purely from a growth numbers standpoint – for example, some Tumblr stats are truly stunning – for us atleast, the fact that Tumblr is bigger than WordPress was a surprise in itself, let alone the number of posts on Tumblr. We spotted this today:

“Foursquare has surpasses 20 million users worldwide, corresponding to 2 billion check-ins! The big announcement was made in celebration of the third annual 4sqDay, with Foursquare users commemorating the event with meetups across the U.S.
It was back in June 2011 when Foursquare reported hitting 10 million users and now, less than a year later, they’ve doubled the figure. The popular location-based social networking app is available for all major smartphone platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Phone. Aside from check-ins, it offers notifications, recommendations on local businesses, discounts, coupons, and tips from local experts and celebrities.”

Statistics Source: IntoMobile

How do we digest this stat? Let us look at the scale of this whole thing. The check-in frequency is not huge – for example, Twitter does half-a-billion tweets every day. The number of registered users – Twitter has more than 500 million – we can digest that with a statement, one in fifteen Twitter users are on Foursquare.

Solid numbers, these.

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