To the consternation of numerous iOS and Android fans, many FourSquare users were awarded â€œI love Windows Phoneâ€ badges without actually feeling that way about our favourite OS.
It turns out the problem was a bug with how the badge was awarded. Instead of awarding it only to those who check in to a Windows Phone event or follow â€œWindowsPhoneâ€ on Foursquare, it was instead unlocked with everyone checking in.
Foursquare has responded to complaints by saying:
â€œWe just wanted to send you a quick note to apologize for mistakenly awarding you the â€˜I Love Windows Phoneâ€™ badge earlier today. Whoâ€™s to say what you love, anyway? If you do love the phone, you can unlock the badge fair and square by following foursquare.com/windowsphone and attending one of their awesome events. Until then, weâ€™ll keep it out of your trophy case â€“ and stop meddling with the affairs of your heart.â€
We say Microsoft could not have had a better stunt to raise awareness of Windows Phone amongst FourSquare users if they planned it 😉
Read more at Mashables here.