Location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla allow you to “check-in” to physical places like restaurants, bars and stores that you visit. Now Stopped.at is bringing the same idea to the web.
Stopped.at allows users to “check-in” to any website, unlock deals, and share their online location with friends in real-time. All you have to do is drag and drop the check-in button to your bookmark bar, and voila: just click it every time you want to check in to a website. For each check-in you share on Facebook or Twitter (“Trisha just stopped.at techcocktail.com”), you earn +1 entry into Stopped.at's monthly giveaways.
Websites can also claim their domain and add customized check-in deals like discounts, coupon codes and exclusive content for their users to unlock. The self-serve affiliate platform allows websites to sign up, define their deals, track user metrics and manage their account autonomously.
Free and easy to use, the service offers a simple way for websites to fuel user-generated content, amplify social marketing, and reward new and existing customers for visiting their site. Likewise, users can earn deals and discounts from the websites they visit the most and discover new websites based on their friends' check-ins. Sounds like a win-win for both sides of the deal.
You can add the check-in button here.