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Sams Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes by Tris Hussey

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LESSON 11. Foursquare and Yelp

In this lesson, you’ll learn how Foursquare and Yelp are complementary services to each other, and while they do overlap in some respect, there are several things you can get in one that you can’t get in the other.

After finishing Lesson 10, I wouldn’t be surprised if you felt a little confused. Having several options to do things like Foursquare but that aren’t Foursquare is a little overwhelming. Not that competition is new to the online world; it’s what has inspired those of us in the online startup world to keep trying, improving, and pushing to create the next big thing. Foursquare and Yelp (and Gowalla and Facebook Places) are just a couple of examples—MySpace and Facebook are similar social networking services; ...

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