Foursquare is quickly becoming a popular social networking site/app (iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, and more) that encourages users to visit new places and share their experiences with friends. In foursquare, you can earn badge based on your achievements, such as visiting sites more than once, visiting many new places, and for visiting the most places at a venue. This article will examine the most coveted, most valuable, and most impressive foursquare badges available.
1. Mayor Badge
The mayor badge is the most coveted badge on foursquare, if awarded, you will be entitled to discounts at various locations, and you will have bragging rights with your foursquare friends. The mayor badge is awarded for many different locations; therefore, you have plenty of opportunities to become a mayor of a certain location.
2. Gym Rat Badge
The rat badge is awarded for members of foursquare who manage to visit 10 different gyms in the course of a 30-day period. Obtaining the rat badge is one of the hardest badges to obtain in foursquare due the time constraints and the amount of gyms you will have to visit.
The crunked badge can be obtained by visiting four or more places in one night. This badge is fun to obtain when you go bar hopping or are going out partying with friends.
4. Super Mayor
If obtaining the mayor badge was not hard enough then the super mayor badge will surely be a challenge. The super mayor badge can be had by becoming the mayor of 10+ different locations at once. Since other players can take your mayor position from you, you will have to work extra hard to hold down over 10 mayor positions.
5. School Night
The school night badge can be had by staying out and checking in at a location after 3 am. This badge is not particularly hard to obtain if you like staying out late or partying.
The swarm badge is awarded when 50 other foursquare users check in to the same venue at the same time. This badge is one of the hardest to obtain since Foursquare is just starting to gain popularity.
In order to get the badge you must visit a location tagged “Douchebag”.
The jetsetter badge can be obtained by visiting five different airports. This badge is particularly hard to get if you are not a traveler, but nonetheless there is no time limit between visits, therefore it is possible to obtain this badge over the years.
The local badge is not terribly hard to obtain since it only requires you to visit the same place three times in the same week. However, besides my job I visit few places more than three times on any given week.
The Jobs badge refers to the CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs. In order to obtain this badge you must check into three different Apple store locations, which is always a fun visit.
Personal experience as a foursquare user