Feb 1, 2011

RecoCheck; Recruit launches location-based social application /TechWave

Users of RecoCheck are allowed to check-in or recommend places or shops with related information, photos and reviews with five stars. Users can share check-in and postings with accounts of twitter, facebook or mixi.

The application is provided only for iPhone and can be downloaded free. Android version is expected to be released in Spring of 2011.

In addition to same functions as Forsquare or Locatouch such as labeling users based on number of check-ins, it introduces concept of distance. For example, if users check-in 1 km apart, it defines it as AirCheck.

TechWave 2/1/2011  

  • There are already many similar service including mixi, facebook, foursquare, Locatouch or Hatena Coco.
  • Recruit has many Internet services dealing with restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues, based on which the company may try to differentiate from competitors.

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