Remember Rewind.me? It’s an iPhone app that makes it easier to browse your foursquare history and see the places you and your friends have been — all while tallying up points to find and reward the real experts in a given field. They released version 1.1 today, which — despite it’s single point version increase — is completely rebuilt from the ground up. It adds a few new features but, more importantly, will serve as a platform for more things to come in the near future.
Rewind.me still lets you browse your foursquare history by date or location. You’ll also see what your foursquare friends (who are also using Rewind.me) have been up to — either the places they’ve been nearby or the things they were doing on the day you’re browsing. Your most active friends on a particular day are shown ahead of the least active.
In the new version you’ll find thumbnails of the pictures you’ve posted on foursquare. Your check-ins are broken into top-level categories like “eat,” “travel,” “visit,” and “do” to show an at-a-glance view of what you were up to. Drilling down to a single location now shows every time you or one of your friends have visited the place, along with a dynamic map of the venue. It also includes a Timehop-like “This Date in History” section that highlights your check-ins from a year ago.
The redesigned app will soon add support for Facebook and Instagram check-ins to help better understand the places your friends on those services have been. In the coming weeks, they’ll be turning on the scoring system, where you’ll essentially develop a Klout-like score based on your knowledge of certain types of venues. The hope is that a Mexican restaurant, for instance, will be able to reach out to and reward the users who are most knowledgable — and thus most influential — about Mexican restaurants.
Like Klout, Rewind.me has the potential to identify and connect brands with influential users. It stands to be even more important since the scoring is driven by real-world activity, not some easily manipulated metric that has little bearing on actual influence.
Give Rewind.me a try and let us know what you think in the comments.