08/16/2011 11:29 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

White House Announces Official Foursquare Account

Looking to follow President Obama on the campaign trail this election season? Foursquare's got all the insider tips you'll need to keep track of the Commander In Chief on the road.

On Monday evening, the official White House Blog announced the launch of a new Foursquare account, just in time for Obama's three-day bus tour across the Midwest, which kicked off in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, on Monday and will make stops in Decorah and Peosta, Iowa, as well as Atkinson and Alpha, Illinois. At each of the stops, the president will hold a town hall-style meeting to discuss jobs and the economy.

According to the explanatory blog post, those who follow the White House on Foursquare will be able to "[s]ee the places the President and administration officials visit around the country and the world, follow news and events by location, learn about the White House and more." Tourists can now check in at the White House, and so can attendees at the president's future town hall gatherings.

Foursquare's official Twitter feed welcomed the White House to the service with the following tweet:

Welcome to @foursquare, President Obama! Follow him on foursquare to see where he's checking in and leaving tips: than a minute ago via Twitter for Mac Favorite Retweet Reply


So far the White House has left a tip for Lower Hannah's Bend Park in Cannon Falls, where Monday's town hall took place. "President Obama discussed ways to grow the economy and strengthen the middle class with a crowd of 500 people at Hannah's Bend Park on the first stop of his economic bus tour across the Midwest," the tip reads. There's also a link back to the White House blog, where you can read more about the president's speech and watch a video of him outlining the "biggest challenge" facing the United States today.

Check out the White House on Foursquare for more tips as Obama's bus tour rolls on.