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Foursquare Team Starts Rolling Out Smarter, More Power Efficient Application for Android


Over the course of its existence, Foursquare has logged billions of checkins from millions of users. With that data, the team is looking to release a smarter, more sophisticated application for both Android and iOS users. In an update that will slowly rollout to all users over the course of the next few months, Foursquare is going to make sure you aren’t missing anything special near you. 

When you sit down in a new hot spot, the app will happily notify you of other user’s recommendations, as well as show you a little picture of a hot menu item. On top of that, when you arrive in either a new neighborhood within your city or are traveling abroad, the app will find places that are catered to you, along with friend’s reviews and fun things to do.

Today we’re excited to start rolling out this smarter Foursquare. Here’s how it will work: when you sit down to dinner, we might ping you with the can’t-miss dish on the menu. Or when you arrive in a new neighborhood or city, we’ll suggest a few places that your friends love. It’s like having a ton of local friends stuffed in your pocket wherever you go.

As mentioned in their post, the update won’t be available to all users immediately. They are taking their time with this rollout, so just keep your eye out and remain patient.

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Via: Foursquare

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  • Andrew

    I find foursquare tips to be pretty useful when visiting a new restaurant. Compared to Yelp, which requires one to read an friggin essay on some foodies dining experience, foursquare tips are clean and concise.

  • ro

    What phone is that in the pic?

  • You left out the part about battery life.

    “Battery drain shouldn’t be a concern here as the company says a day’s worth of advice should roughly translate to a 20-minute Angry Birds session.”

  • Chippah

    This annoying crap still hasnt fully gone away?

    Nothing more annoying then some idiot checking into everything while driving down the highway…

    Hey guess what! no one cares if your at starbucks or at BP getting gas….

    • I agree those are annoying, but I like seeing my close friends when they check in at restaurants or events, I can later ask them how they liked the restaurant and if they’d recommend it.

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    I only use 4sq to check into places where i get something for it. Hotels, etc. I’ll likely hibernate it.

  • Mayoo

    This is what I’d like to call : A …

    • susancorby843

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      Then don’t waste time and move to… Bay35.coℳ

  • Shane Redman

    I stopped using 4sqr after the deals started to fade…