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One In Five Americans Check-In Through Their Smartphones

A new study has shown that nearly 20 percent of smartphone users in the US use check-in-services through their phones.

The study was conducted by researchers from ComScore and it stated that one in every five smartphone owners use these check-in-services, which include Foursquare, Facebook Places and Gowalla, just to name a few.

"Although still in their relative infancy, location-based mobile check-in services are seeing rather impressive adoption among smartphone users," Mark Donovan, the senior vice president of mobile, comScore, The Sacramento Bee reports.

The researchers also claimed that out of every four check-ins registered during March, three were made from smartphones.

The overall percentage of check-ins made from all kinds of mobile devices (including smartphones) was still only a sliver of total check-ins, at around 7.1 percent.

The total number of check-ins made from smartphones was registered at 12.7 million, and when the number of those made from all feature-phones was included in the tally, the figure rose to almost 16.7 million.

The study by comScore also highlighted the fact that compared to other smartphone owners, those with location based services on their phones are more likely to opt for these check-in services.