Last week we covered Simple Check-in, an app that makes foursquare check-ins fast and simple on the Android platform. Now there’s Checkie, a similar app for iPhone users that’s ideal for those mundane, everyday check-ins.
Checkie offers a very simple interface. It shows nothing but a list of nearby foursquare venues. All you have to do is tap to check in. You’ll see a confirmation message, along with the number of points you earned… and that’s it.
It’s this spartan interface that makes Checkie so fast and easy to use. There’s no need for all of foursquare’s Explore features, friend listings, Facebook and Twitter sharing options, etc. The regular foursquare app handles all those very well. Checkie is meant for nothing other than checking in quickly. It’s perfect for those mundane check-ins where you don’t have anything to say with a foursquare shout or for those times you’re out with friends and don’t want to leave the conversation just to check in.
Checkie was actually the inspiration behind Simple Check-in, but it left out a key component of the check-in: reporting your location in order to make you eligible for mayorships. Developer Tim Johnsen released an update to Checkie last night that corrects the oversight and Checkie check-ins do now count toward mayorships.
I’ve moved Checkie to the main home screen on my iPhone, right next to Words With Friends (don’t judge), because I think it’s so useful. I’ve grown tired of the multiple clicks (and waits) to make a regular old foursquare check-ins, so this is a much-needed app.
Checkie is free in the iTunes app store. Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments.