I got a new phone a couple of months ago and stopped using FourSquare. Haven’t missed it. The reality is what I have liked about Foursquare has always been about potential. My reason for liking FourSquare has always been about its potential not its current state. There is so much that a phone can do if it knows where you are and where you like to go. I’ve commented on this potential at least once, twice, three times and probably more.
The problem now is that the company is getting stale before it was able to reach this potential. It’s probably not there fault, it’s probably going to take some combination of better GPS, NFC, NFC Payments, more comfort with location-based systems and more universal adoption of smart phones before this is ready to take off. The problem for Foursquare is that once the right mix of technologies/public opinion/ideas is in place, they’ll likely (not a certainty yet) be too big of a company with too many legacy customers to pounce.