February 1st, 2011
IntoNow is a free mobile app that enables a user to check-in to live media events (e.g. TV shows). It even works for live broadcasts due to IntoNow constantly updating television channel ‘footprints‘. Why would you want to check-in during a TV show? The same reason anyone checks-in anywhere. The same reason topics trend on Twitter.
The check-in method is kind of cool in that it’s similar to those “figure-out-what-song-this-is” apps. You hold your phone up to your television and it checks you in at that show and gives you all the relevant info on that show a-la Foursquare. You can add friends etc etc but try it. The Android version is in the works now.