ADVISORY, April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Foursquare will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the success of the 2013 Foursquare Global Hackathon which took place on January 5-7. Foursquare will be joined by the creators of RewardBoard. RewardBoard is an app which allows businesses on Foursquare to display real-time check-ins on a monitor in their store or restaurant and print customizable coupons via an on-site printer.
In honor of the occasion RewardBoard creators Joe Clarke, Mikkel Green, Kevin Young, and Mike Schroll and Foursquare's Head of Platform, Akshay Patil, will ring the Closing Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, April 29, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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RewardBoard is the result of a 48 hour global rapid prototyping competition put on by Foursquare. The RewardBoard team are members of Cowork MYR, a shared coworking space that hosts a group of creatives from various backgrounds and skill sets. Using a variety of Open Source Software and Hardware, including components from Adafruit Industries and the Ruby on Rails framework, RewardBoard allows venues to reward their customers with coupons. The venue controls the coupon value, who is eligible to receive them and how often via a web site. Additionally, check-ins and a top 10 list appear on an in-venue display.
Joe Clarke is the owner of RailsPlayground.com which provides web hosting services geared toward developers using the Ruby on Rails framework. Mikkel Green is the owner of Verde Design, LLC which specializes in electromechanical and embedded systems design. Kevin Young is the co-founder and co-owner of RdyToGo, LLC where he leads the design team in building truly custom web and mobile application designs that focus on moving their client's into action. www.rdytogo.com
Foursquare is a free app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. When you're out and about, use Foursquare to share and save the places you visit. And, when you're looking for inspiration for what to do next, we'll give you personalized recommendations and deals based on where you, your friends, and people with your tastes have been.
Whether you're setting off on a trip around the world, coordinating a night out with friends, or trying to pick out the best dish at your local restaurant, Foursquare is the perfect companion.
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