PayPal's new location check in app: "it's like Foursquare but useful" #leweb

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I stopped by the PayPal stand at LeWeb12 for a quick demo of their new check-in app. Such an app is not new, we've had stuff like Foursquare for some while. The current crop of check-in apps have been widely criticised for being of no practical use. When I approached the guys at PayPal and asked them about their check-in service, asking if it was like Foursquare, they quipped "yes, only our app is actually useful". Is this the first of a new wave of location check-in apps with a practical benefit to the user? Watch this short video demo of the PayPal check-in app and decide for yourself.

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Glenn Le Santo

International Social and Media Manager at Orange Business Services. I'm in charge of our International social media and the English language blogs at Orange Business Services. In my spare time I'm literally captain of my own ship, spending my time on the wonderful rivers and canals of England.