An interesting interplay around Foursquare’s development strategy took place on Twitter Saturday evening when @Kris recommended to Dennis Crowley (CEO) and Tristan Walker (Head of Biz Dev) an idea that got the company’s leaders pretty jazzed up.
On one hand it’s fascinating to see Foursquare’s strategic decisions play out on the public social web. On the other hand, LBSN competitors like Gowalla could easily be monitoring the conversation in real-time and be first-to-market with any good ideas.
But maybe that’s smart on Foursquare’s behalf since they now have a publically documented account of their idea’s conception which only energizes their core user base and could help mitigate against competitive "copy catting."
What do you think? Should Foursquare keep a tighter lock on its development roadmap or be more open and public with what may be on the horizon?