June 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM ET
Foursquare and Samsung have created a tool that takes you on a visual joyride through the places you've been to before — again.
The new Time Machine shows you where you checked in last and breaks things down by where you tend to go to the most. And because a pretty picture is worth ... well, a bit of fun at least, it maps your check-in history in neon-colored dots.
As the team reminds us in a blog post introducing the tool, Foursquare's also created a sparkly video visualization that tracked whole year's worth of check-ins in New York with those in Tokyo. And, Foursquare's visualization of check-ins in the Big ol' Apple in the days following Hurricane Sandy showed an eerily half-dark New York.
In June last year Foursquare launched redesigned Android and iPhone apps that helped you discover and explore.
As of January this year, Foursquare has recorded 3 billion check-ins from 30 million places all over the world. As Foursquare's data scientist Blake Shaw explained in March, all that check-in history can add up to a lot, to intelligently predict where people who check in at on place — say the MOMA in New York City, say, will go next — and suggest it to them in the app.