We all know Foursquare (If it’s your first time here or you don’t know a lot about foursquare, just read this blog and check out What you need to know about Foursquare).
Well, The application TVcheck (App Store Link – Free – iPhone) is based on the same principle: when you watch TV, you point your iPhone to the screen and it will automatically detect the program through the photo sensor, with a visual recognition technology (first app to offer this feature). This will allow you to share with your friends what you’re watching on television by checking-in. The goal is to share programs, provide advices, post photos related to your check-in and become the mayor (or master) of a program or a chain, and, like foursquare, earn badges. You can also go on TV shows stages and win many prizes.
Like Foursquare, the application is also connected to other social networks like Facebook, Twitter… in order to share your check-ins and publications.
TVcheck also offers two innovative features: the “pre-check“, which is used to tell your friends that you planned to watch a program, and the “quiz“, centred around a given program, which allows you to earn points and badges.
TVcheck is developed by Orange, a French Telecommunication operator, and is available is France and UK. It will soon be available on other platform than iPhone and other countries.