How can I create/suggest a new badge?
Do you find yourself checking in, just hoping to unlock that next elusive foursquare badge? One of the main reasons you play foursquare is to collect the really cool badges. Do you have a unique or very original foursquare badge idea you would like to create or suggest? Check out the following by Chris Thompson that blogs aboutfoursquare.com for some good advice on suggesting a new badge idea.
If you’ve got a great idea for a new badge, you can submit your request directly to Foursquare using their official badge request form. They’ll ask you for a suggested name, your thoughts on what the badge should look like and how the badge should be earned. You can even post links to venues that might help Foursquare understand the badge a little better. The best badges are ones that have a little bit of quickness to them, so be creative in your suggestions!
Foursquare’s official rep on GetSatisfaction says they’re “going to start doing something with the millions (ok, not that many) of great badge ideas soon!” Hopefully we’ll be seeing lots of new badge rollouts in the not-to-distant future…
Are you interesting in designing your own badge? I think you should go for it. Design your own graphical badge and write-up a short description on how a foursquare user would earn that badge. I will then compile user submissions into a blog post that shows the badge designs with a description and a link to the original designer. For some inspiration please check out this list of foursquare badges.
Please email your idea/ideas and leave a comment so I know you are working on a badge submission.
Email badge submissions to: 4sq [at] printedbyerik [dot] com
Submission is over at this time.