Foursquare is a great mobile platform, but I really spend most of my day at my desk. Unless I visit the foursquare website, I hardly notice when my friends check in because my phone â€” with its handy push notifications â€” is tucked away in my pocket.
A new Chrome extension, appropriately named “Foursquare Notifications” brings those check-in notifications directly to your desktop. It pops up a notification in the corner of your screen any time a friend checks in on foursquare, showing where they checked in and any photos they posted along with it. A link takes you directly to the check-in if you’d like to add a comment.
Foursquare Notifications also supports foursquare’s notification tray, so if someone adds you as a friend, comments on your check-in or one of the other notifications, you’ll be alerted.
Options let you limit the notifications just to nearby friends (although this doesn’t seem to work at the moment) and adjust the interval at which it looks for new check-ins. You can set it to play a sound each time it finds a check-in, as well.
If you feel the need to constantly know where your friends are checking in â€” even when you’re at your desk â€” this is the extension for you. Install it and give it a try. Let us know what you think in the comments.