Foursquare has just launched a Trophy Case for users to show off the badges they've accrued. The Trophy Case will have two pages, one for the core set of Foursquare badges ("Crunked" and "Gym Rat" for example) and one for the partner badges (those available for events like the Rally for Sanity and from repeated check-ins at certain locations, such as Starbucks).The whole point of getting (merit) badges - well, in addition to the satisfaction of the "job well done," of course - is having a place where you can display your accomplishments. To that end,
It's a nice addition to the website, and it will certainly give users a better sense of what badges they and their friends have unlocked (so you can mock those, I guess, who haven't yet got a Swarm badge).
Today's announcement from Foursquare also unveils four new partners as part of the Partner Badge Program: the American Red Cross, Ellen, Radio Shack, People Magazine, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Foursquare says the program is in its early stages, but it is interested in helping other organizations and businesses design their own badges and it has created an online form for inquiries. The company says it's "very selective about adding new badges to foursquare, we are interested in discussing the right opportunities with the right partners." And while the form is likely to be overwhelmed with inquiries, that might be a good thing for those who are interested in creating - and now showing off - their Foursquare badges.