Last Updated: June 16th, 2013

Foursquare is a neat way to keep your friends appraised of your location and activities, as is the custom in this day and age. With the help of Samsung, you can now see all your Foursquare check-ins through a living timeline called Time Machine. Even if you don't have a Foursquare account, check out the demo. It's really cool.


Time Machine is an aerial view of your check-ins laid out chronologically. It plays back at warp speed, laser-like streamers of color dashing from one check-in to the next. A sidebar shows you stats about your check-ins while locations flash up across the screen. You can pause at any time and advance through places one at a time, or scrub through the record at an accelerated pace. You can even save infographics about your Foursquare usage.

This web app is very slick – it actually makes me wish I used Foursquare more.

[Time Machine, Foursquare Blog]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Willie D

    Foursquare the name of the company is one word not two...

  • http://chosafine.me/ Cristian Colocho

    Not to be that guy, but "Four Square" is one word.

    • George Millhouse

      alas though you are that guy lol

    • basteagow

      This. Also aerial, not areal.

  • http://www.bfolkers.com Brian Folkers

    If I'd have known they were going to let me make something like this... I'd have actually checked in more!

    • Matthew Fry

      It's cool but a cool rendering of location data is not enough to get me to take the time to report everywhere I am even if anybody cared (which they don't).

  • raisage

    Is there an app that can do this with Google Maps checkins?

    • basteagow

      Latitude's location history has done this for a long time, though it's less fancy.

      • John O’Connor

        Someone, quick. build a latify app.

  • Geoff Johnson

    This. Is. Awesome.

  • Casin

    A killer experience in more ways than one. With prism and drone strikes on US soil, this is the perfect kill map.

  • a.d.AM

    This is everything ive been looking for. Talk about a trip down memory lane!! Kind of scary when youve been using it since 2009.