New on Foursquare: Official events check-in

August 18, 2011 - 3:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Foursquare, the smartphone app that lets users check in to restaurants, bars and other places, is now letting users do the same with events.

The company said in a blog post Thursday that it is adding major events into its database. That means users visiting a sports stadium or music venue can check in to a soccer game or concert there. This lets their friends who are also on Foursquare know they are there.

Foursquare says it's working with ESPN, movietickets.com and concert tracking site Songkick to add event details to venues. Now, if you check in to a movie theatre, for example, you will see a list of movies playing. This way you can check into "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" instead of just the theatre.