BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2010) -  It's hard to believe it was just 20 weeks ago that we launched SCVNGR into the consumer world so that anyone and everyone could play SCVNGR wherever they went. Here we are 500,000+ users later (in record time, but really who's counting... aside from *everybody*) and what a ride it's been!

So to celebrate our 163rd day, we're launching brand new apps for iPhone & Android. The goal? To make SCVNGR the most fun, most social and most rewarding location-based app out there.

SCVNGR 3.5 is full of exciting new features and makes the ones you're already familiar with easier to use, faster and better.

  • Dashboard Layout! Brand new layout makes SCVNGR faster and more convenient than ever.

  • Commenting and +1-ing! Have you ever been playing SCVNGR and noticed that your friend just checked-in to the neighborhood pub before noon for the third day in a row and you wanted to say something about it? Or that your other friend just snapped a pic at that new restaurant you've been hearing so much about and you wanted to let them know how great it is? Now you can comment on your friends' activity in real-time! Or if a comment just isn't enough, you can +1 ("plus one") their activity and give them an extra point for doing something awesome, say... checking-in at the gym.

  • Real-world rewards just for playing! There are over 12,000 locations offering rewards on SCVNGR. This means that pretty much wherever you are, there's someplace in town where you can get free ice cream, coffee or half off your meal just by playing SCVNGR! And now, you can find these places (and keep track of your rewards) more easily than ever.

  • The Social Map! Maps rock! Friends rock! Geology rocks! So what if you could put your friends on the map? That'd be cool. It'd be a like a neat social utility to help meet up with your pals wherever they are, and then do the social check-in, of course!

  • Activity Stream 2.0. We've completely retooled our activity stream to surface the most interesting content. Activity is grouped into visits, showing not just where your friends are, but what they're up to at those places. Check-ins, pictures, badges, challenges, rewards and more -- it's all right in the stream.

We're incredibly excited that you've been playing SCVNGR so much, and we're hard at work to keep making SCVNGR the most fun, social and rewarding way to share where you are and what you're up to with your friends.

So grab SCVNGR 3.5 for iPhone and Android!

Got questions or feedback? Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter or Happy playing!

SCVNGR is a game. Playing is simple: Go places. Have fun and share with your friends. Check-in, snap pics, do the social check-in or try a challenge! Everywhere you go, you'll earn points and start unlocking real-world rewards at over 12,000 locations (think free ice cream!). SCVNGR makes it easy to share where you are and what you're up to with your friends on SCVNGR, Facebook and Twitter. Start playing SCVNGR by downloading our free iPhone & Android app. SCVNGR is funded by Google Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. Visit to learn more.

Contact Information:

Media contact
LaunchSquad for SCVNGR
Emilie Cole
Scvngr [at] launchsquad [dot] com
San Francisco: 415-625-8555