You’ve been accumulating a pretty impressive historical account of your movements around the globe, but you’ve never really had a way to graphically process your history and habits in a really cool way… until now.
Foursquare this week launched their impressive “Time Machine” tool that allows users to gain a graphical insight into their check-in histories via a beautifully presented, animated timeline.
At the top of the “Time Machine” screen is three primary option links which each lead you to the various tools available – “My History”, “The Next Best Thing” and “Share My Stats”.
Starting with the very first time you fired up and actually used Foursquare, which is kind of cool to look back on, you can fly through your dozens, hundreds, if not thousands of check-ins in a speedy animation, or you can slow things down and step through your check-ins one-by-one. The control is in your hands.
The Next Best Thing
By clicking on “The Next Best Thing” option, Foursquare, apparently with the help of Samsung again, considers the check-in trends of both yourself, and people in the regions you frequent the most, and generates a list of places it suggests you should check out.
Who knows how accurate or useful this tool is, but it’s executed well and that’s half the battle.
Share My Stats
And now for the coolest part. By clicking on the “Share My Stats” option link, Foursquare (and Samsung) generate a pretty nifty infographic in a matter of moments which you can share with your friends. I mean, come on, who doesn’t love a good infographic, right?
If you’re a current Foursquare user with a decent history of check-ins under your belt, head on over to Foursquare’s “Time Machine” now and take a pretty cool trip down memory lane.