Foursquare Update Introduces Explore, Best Nearby to Help Find Places Quickly

Foursquare for androidLooking for a new place on your iPhone? Do it with the Foursquare application that was upgraded for Android use last month. Foursquare now includes an Explore bar that is available right on the homescreen for easy access. It’s a fun app that will help you find places instantly.

You simply have to enter one string query in the search bar—nachos, lasagna or pasta—and the best options for eating and to visit will be visible on your screen. The new Foursquare update also comes with a Best Nearby option that gives you all the places to see in your vicinity. The app will also share details of friends who have checked in to nearby places and what they have liked. You can zoom out of the map to see more places and look up more friends. It also comes with a Nearby Friends option. The bottom three tabs at the bottom of the older Foursqare have been replaced with the Drawer. With Drawer, you can tap the top left corner of the screen to view the entire menu.

The app also allows users to share information with their friends who have not installed the app. Friends will be connected to a page that will have details such as tips, photos and contact details.… Read the rest

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iPhone 5 Map App Developer Foursquare Bucks up

 

Foursquare, which has been making iOS maps for the iPhone 5, is improvising. It has launched an iPhone 5 and iOS 6-ready version of its check-in application, which gives a more personalized maps experience. The lack of details on their maps is evident. Missing street names and many places of interest that were available on Google Maps are now gone.

Foursquare released version 5.3 for the iPhone today with some design and feature enhancements. One is the Explore tab that will help users find places better. It’s going to try to be easier to navigate. It should also be faster. The Explorer tab will have new search categories. However, Apple is relying on Yelp to provide users with business information, tips, photos, and check-ins. Yelp is the primary engine for the Apple Maps experience.

Since Apple is facing a lot of trouble with the iOS maps, Foursquare and Yelp are going to need a lot more work to gather more takers.… Read the rest

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