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Foursquare Receives Makeover, Will Recommend Food Joints While You’re on The Go

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The changes coming to Foursquare have been documented for quite some time, as the app was set to perform different tasks than the same ol’ check-in app it once was.

Today, the rewritten app is now available on Google Play for Android users, ultimately taking on a much different role, one which will hopefully have you dining at new restaurants and enjoying new experiences in places which surround you already. 

When first opening the new app, you are asked to select a few food categories which will help the app track and find places that you would like. After doing so, when you are making your way around the town, Foursquare will pull your background location, then suggest places which you might enjoy. For example, say I selected steak, burgers, and breweries. When I am driving in downtown Portland, Foursquare will likely recommend I go check out Rogue and Deschutes.

However, the one major difference is that I won’t check-in to these places using Foursquare anymore. For that, I will need the now standalone app called Swarm. Why there needs to be two apps, I do not know exactly.

To give the new app a try, download it on Google Play.

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  • ckilps

    Ok bye foursquare, have no point for you now. Better reviews thanks to zagat in maps and rather use facebook so someone actually see me check in.

  • Raven

    I liked to use Foursquare when traveling to keep track of new places that I have been. But, I hate their new apps and what they are doing with their service. While searching for a new app that provides the service that I was looking for I stumbled upon “Simple Checkin” for Foursquare. It works great without all of the BS of the new apps. So, if you want to continue to use Foursquare without all of the hassle, give it a shot.

    • Jeff Creemer

      Just took a look at Simple Checkin and installed it. Thanks! It looks much simpler and more like what I want.

  • Droid Ronin

    Why not just use Yelp which can still do both?

  • Deez

    Wtf? This app still exists? Who the hell still uses it?

    • Cael

      No one now that they pulled a Netflix and actually still went ahead with it.

  • Disqus_n00b

    I’m all for adding functionality and changing the app, but splitting into 2 apps and removing features is not what any Foursquare customer wanted.

    • Cesar

      Precisely why I’m not bothering to use either app. I used to use Foursquare, but I’m not going to bother if I need to download an entirely separate app just to check in.

    • DJyoSNOW

      Reason being why I’ve uninstalled it…

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      when you think about isnt google kind of doing the same thing with Photos? It’s probably this idea that simple apps get more popular. Could be good profit too. I see what ur saying with the customer already in the ecosystem but i’m just tossin my pennies

    • Cael

      Agree x Infinity. I laugh at all the 1 stars Swarms gets daily. Foursquare was stupid for this.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Ever since they required users to use two apps, I stopped checking in and using it.