Posts Tagged ‘Foursquare’

Foursquare is undoubtedly thought of as the App Store’s premier location-based social network. In a genre that is extremely crowded with the likes of Twitter, Path, Facebook and even Instagram to a certain extent, Foursquare continues to shine bright due to their offering being all about location services. As with any premier App Store app that’s worth its weight, Foursquare has been going through a regular period of change to fall in line with the aesthetics of iOS 7, resulting in version 7.0 of the Foursquare iOS app going live today featuring a completely new interface.

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If there’s one thing that a big new release of iOS guarantees, it’s more app updates in the space of a week than we usually see in a couple of months. If our iPhones are anything to go by tonight, then the chances are you’re all seeing a lot of developers have had their updates approved today, ready for iOS 7 shipping on the 18th.

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Windows 8 may still be considerably bereft when it comes to popular apps, but in a fortnight that has seen a working Instagram app arrive on the mobile version of Microsoft’s fledgling platform, Foursquare for Windows 8 has just made its long-awaited appearance over at the Windows Store. First unveiled at Microsoft’s BUILD dev conference back in June, the turnaround has been fairly swift, and now fans of the social check-in service can collect their badges, make and view recommendations, and strive for mayorship using the new app.

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Here’s a very useful tip on how you can find free WiFi passwords for local hotspots right from just about any smartphone.

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With the introduction of the Hulu Plus for Windows Phone app on Monday allowing it to finally be scrubbed from the list of “apps Windows Phone needs but doesn’t yet have,” a couple more significant apps for the platform have today seen updates. The Foursquare app has finally been updated for Windows Phone 8, while Microsoft has made some novel alterations to its home-cooked YouTube app. Details and the download link, as ever, can be found after the break.

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Although some say that Apple’s home-brewed Maps app was rushed out and should never have passed through testing, the Cupertino based company should be applauded for holding their hands up, admitting their mistakes and doing what is necessary to put the software right for the millions of users around the world. If the recent Wall Street Journal report is to be believed, then it looks like part of that rectification process could hinge on striking a deal with Foursquare to include the company’s extensive mapping data in the Maps app.

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After more than two years of work on bringing new features and reaching out to other mobile platforms, Foursquare completely redesigned their apps for iOS and Android. The updated app, numbered 5.0, offers a much better user-experience and a new recommendation system. We’ve discussed both right after the jump!

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As owners of smartphones and tablet devices; we have become so accustomed to tracking our own location and telling the world where we are at any given time, which goes some way to show just why applications such as Foursquare are so popular. For those who are yet to discover the wonder, that is letting others continuously know about your whereabouts, Foursquare is a mobile application which relies on a user sharing his or her location with their network of friends.

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Foursquare initially found its niche with the location-based ‘check-in’ model, allowing users to see friends’ hunts, whilst sharing their own locations and places visited. Facebook, with all its might and hundreds of millions of active users, tried and failed with its own integrated version, which has since been scrapped.

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The creators of IM+, a popular instant messaging client for iOS, are now venturing into location-based social networking. The new product, known as CheckIn+, is an iOS client for both Foursquare and Facebook Places, wrapping them into a beautiful user interface and new social features.

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Over the years, the blogosphere has made fun of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. College Humor, a website known for its numerous comedy sketches, is now poking fun at the company as well.

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Foursquare has just rolled out version 1.9.0 for iPhone and iPod touch which brings iOS 4 and iPhone 4 support. This new version brings a new map view where you can see all your friends, high-res graphics which are optimized for iPhone 4 Retina Display, performance improvements and bug fixes.

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