In the Foursquare service, badges are rewards players can earn for checking-into various places. Once a badge is earned by a player, it will remain on that user's profile indefinitely.

The Foursquare staff are very secretive about how to unlock many badges. There are a handful of introductory badges that are earned as milestones in usage. Some badges are tied to venue "tags" and the badge earned depends on the tags applied to the venue. [1] Other badges may be specific to a city, venue, event, or date. Some badges utilize identical icons, but are earned differently. There are a few known badges that are named similarly, but applied differently, specifically Far Far Away, Trifecta and I'm on a Boat.

Known Badges Edit

Badges are listed below, ordered by the incremental identifier reported by the foursquare system.

id name active message notes
0 BFF [2] No ♫ The only one for me is you, and you for me ♫ 10 checkins togeeetthhherrrr! ♫
1 Newbie [3] Yes Congrats on your first check-in!
2 Adventurer [4] Yes You've checked into 10 different venues!
3 Explorer [5] Yes You've checked into 25 different venues!
4 Superstar [6] Yes You've checked into 50 different venues!
5 Bender [7] Yes That's 4+ nights in a row for you!
6 Crunked [8] Yes That's 4+ stops in one night for you!
7 Local [9] Yes You've been at the same place 3x in one week!
8 Super User [10] Yes That's 30 checkins in a month for you!
9 Player Please! [11] Yes Look at you, checking-in with 3 members of the opposite sex! Player, please!
10 School Night [12] Yes Checking-in after 3am on a school night? Well done!
11 Far Far Away [13] Yes Welcome to the world above 59th Street! geo-specific
12 Brooklyn 4 Life [14] Yes That's 25+ checkins in Brooklyn for you! geo-specific
13 Photogenic [15] Yes You found 3 places with a photobooth!
14 Gossip Girl [16] Yes Spotted: A true foursquare socialite. Chuck Bass would be impressed. xoxo
15 Douchebag [17] Yes Double pop that collar, son!
16 Animal House [18] Yes Off the Wagon appreciates your business. COLLEGE!
17 Socialite [19] Yes Keep this up and you're going to end up on Valleywag with Julia Allison
23 Far Far Away [20] Well done escaping downtown Austin - though $5 bucks says you're at Salt Lick :) SxSW 2009
25 Panel Nerd [21] Three days at the Convention Center before noon! Your boss would be so proud! SxSW 2009
26 Slut [22] Three different hotels! You're like the Paris Hilton / Bret Michaels of SX! SxSW 2009
27 Redford [23] Nice job sneaking off to see some films (one of the best parts of SXSWi). Gold Badges unite! SxSW 2009
28 Porky [24] Oink oink, you filthy little BBQ lover! SxSW 2009
29 Trifecta [25] Name-Brand Party Trifecta! You hit 3 of the big 6: Frog / Digg / Facebook / Goog / 32-Bit / The Decider SxSW 2009
30 Entourage [26] Look at you, checking-in with 10 of your friends in tow! You so popular! SxSW 2009
31 PV Bender [27] Three late-nights at the PV House! You working on that Slut badge? SxSW 2009
32 Overshare [28] Yes 10+ checkins in 12 hours! Next up: tweeting that you unlocked this Overshare badge?
33 Survival [29] However-many-days you were at SX, you survived. Well played and see you next year! SxSW 2009
34 Digg Shindigg [30] Welcome to the Digg Party. I bet the... OMG!!! KEVIN ROSE JUST TOUCHED MY SHIRT!!! SxSW 2009
35 Karaoke RV! [31] You found the Karaoke RV! Now go queue up some GnR! "You know where you are? You're in the jungle baby!" SxSW 2009
36 Party Crasher [32] What else did you expect checking-in with foursquare at the Brightkite party? Anyone down for a dance off? SxSW 2009
55 Thriving Ivory [33] You've checked-in at Thriving Ivory's Fillmore show. Head to the merchandise table and show your TI badge to score some free swag! venue & date specific
56 Internetz Week [34] Welcome to internet week! Five new badges for the next five days! What, wait.. no free drinks here? NEXT PARTY! Internet Week
57 Dot Com Baller [35] Look at you in your fancy suit up on that fancy roof! You're the Young Jeezy of the NY Tech scene! Internet Week
58 Trifecta [36] Name-Brand Party Trifecta! You hit 3 of the big 5: Ignite / Yelp / Digg/ Thrillist / College Humor / Webutante Ball! Internet Week
59 I'm on a Boat [37] ♫ I'm riding a dolphin doing flips and shit / This dolphin's splashing, getting everybody all wet / But this ain't Seaworld, this is as real as it gets / I'm on a boat, motherf***er, don't you ever forget! ♫ Internet Week
60 Webby [38] A wise microcelebrity once said: 'I won a Webby' is the new 'I have a website.' You may not have be named King or Queen tonight, but please accept this Webby as a token of just how special we think you are. Internet Week
61 Ziggy's Wagon [39] Yes Waffles and tacos and dumplings and BBQ and... looks like you've found 3 of your city's legendary food trucks. Enjoy!
62 Don't Stop Believin' [40] Yes ♫ Just a small town girl / Living in a lonely world / She took the midnight train going anywhere! ♫ That's 3 karaoke field trips in a month! Treat yourself by slaying a lil' Bon Jovi.
63 Gym Rat [41] Yes 10x trips in 30 days? Go reward yourself to the nastiest double cheeseburger you can find (bonus points for cheesy fries and milkshakes). And ps: you look nice today!
64 Mr. Bill [42] Oh nooo! Mr. Bill! (and happy bday from Eris + team foursquare!) venue & date specific
65 Trainspotter [43] Yes Driving around SF is soooo 2008, hence the special shoutout for your 10th BART checkin. Public transportation is the new Prius! geo-specific
66 Boxee Fan [44] You took the L train to Brooklyn to attend a software party! Pretty hardcore. venue & date specific
67 Road Warrior [45] Yes You're making the world a mappier place one checkin at a time! client specific
69 Intel Insider [46] Intel would like to welcome you to CES! Remember, what happens in Vegas ends up on Foursquare, Twitter and Facebook. Drinks on us! CES 2010
70 Intel - All Ears [47] Shhhhhhhhh! Otellini speaks! Intel + CES 2010 FTW! CES 2010
71 Intel - Work It [48] Thanks for joining Intel at CES! Exercise that Core! CES 2010
72 CES 2010 [49] Congrats! Your checkin to the Las Vegas Convention Center just unlocked the CES Badge. Welcome to the world's largest and coolest tech show! CES 2010
73 JetSetter [50] Yes Hopping around the world one airport at a time... congrats on your 5th airport checkin and safe travels!
74 16 Candles [51] Yes Treat yourself to another cupcake - that's 5 birthday shoutouts from you!
75 Zoetrope [52] Yes That brings you to 10 movie theater checkins! Now, can you pick us up a large popcorn while you're up?
76 Pizzaiolo [53] Yes This badge is reserved only for the true pizza connoisseur: slices from 20 different pizza places. Well done!
77 Jobs [54] Yes 3 Apple Store checkins! Show this badge to the hipster at the Genius Bar to redeem your new Apple Hoverboard! (... or not)
78 Warhol [55] Yes That sure is a nice collection of art gallery checkins (10 different galleries!)
79 Babysitter [56] Yes Forget those "Bender" and "Crunked" badges - you've conquered the playground circuit! (10 checkins!)
80 Swarm [57] Yes 50+ people are also checked-in here - it's a foursquare flashmob!
83 Super Mayor [58] Yes A special shoutout for holding down 10 mayorships at once!
84 I'm on a boat! [59] Yes ♫ This ain't Seaworld, this is as real as it gets / I'm on a boat, MF'er, don't you ever forget! ♫
85 Yard Bird [60] Yes Congrats on mastering Harvard Yard on Foursquare! You're looking (and acting) smarter all the time. geo-specific
86 Metro [61] Yes Thanks for Waking up with the Metro! You've checked in near Metro pickup locations on 3 different mornings! geo-specific
87 Journal Métro [62] Yes Merci d'être matinal avec Métro! Félicitations! Vous avez déverrouillé le badge Métro. geo-specific
88 Bravo Newbie [63] Yes Congratulations! You've taken your first step into the BRAVO world. (It's not as scary as it sounds!)
89 Real Housewife [64] Yes Way to drink, eat, shop, and spa like a Real Housewife!
90 Top Chef [65] Yes You wear the term "foodie" as a badge of honor, and now have BRAVO's Top Chef Badge to prove it.
92 Fashionista [66] Yes You've found the key to BRAVO's Launch My Line insignia. Now, go find us some sales!

Unconfirmed Badges Edit

These badges have not yet been confirmed "in the wild", but their existence is indicated by placeholders that appeared in the official foursquare iPhone app on Feb 1 2010. These badges are related to a deal with [Bravo] TV. [67]

id name active message notes
Hair Aware [68] Yes Message unknown, filename related to the Bravo show Shear Genius Released 2/1/2010
Lookin' for Love [69] Yes Message unknown, filename related to the Bravo show Millionaire Matchmaker Released 2/1/2010

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