Foursquare Android app updated with reorganized interface and more new features
Hopefully, you still remember Foursquare despite the fact that you’re probably using Facebook’s check-in feature to tell your friends and family about your current whereabouts and places you’ve just visited. Well if you do, you might want to check the app’s status on your Android device to find an update waiting for you to push to your device. Foursquare has been updated to version 5 and by the looks of it, it has become even more of a discovery tool than checking-in to a location service. According to the app’s change log on Google Play, the entire app was re-imagined to make it even easier for you and your friends to share and catalog your experiences as well as to discover new places to go. In other words, Foursquare was revamped, reorganized and the functions repositioned to highlight two things that the app lets you do – discover and check-in. Yes, you read it right. The check-in feature is of course still in the apps. In fact, it is now more prominent on the main screen. The check-in button is now placed to a position which is “closer to your thumb”, making it easier to perform the said task. Additionally, the update also makes it easier to find more places that can check into. Another new and noticeable feature that you should pay attention to is the app’s “Explore” function. The Explore tab was revamped to enable it to tell you where your friends are, where you can find the best deals in a particular locality, as well as places that might interest you into visiting the places at some point in time. Essentially, what Foursquare did is to utilize the data it previously collected from users. With this data, Foursquare is now able to suggest best deals on places that you might actually like. Finally, the updated Foursquare Android app will soon let you recall where you have been and checked into. It will help you find where you’ve went recently and in the not so distant past. This feature is being implemented through your profile tab. Overall, it is a much-needed update and reorganization of the app’s interface. By doing so, Foursquare is trying to catch up with social networking site leader, Facebook to make its service more usable and social. Foursquare is available now as a free download from Google Play.