Foursquare Intros New Swarm Application, Talks of Metamorphosis for Current Offering

Foursquare is making a move to divide its main application into two separate experiences for users – the main being your usual check-in app that Foursquare has been since the beginning, along with a new app called Swarm.

When you are out at a dinner and have finished up, you are ready to see what your friends are up to. To help with the process, the company is readying a standalone app, Swarm, which will show you where your friends are when they have checked in at a location.  (more…)

Foursquare Sees UI Makeover on Android, Looks All Sorts of iOS

Foursquare, one of the long-standing kings of social check-ins, pushed out a major UI update to its Android app this afternoon. We are still awaiting an official changelog, but the changes are pretty obvious at first launch. Actually, before you launch the app, you will probably notice the brand new iOS inspired, cartoonishly flattened icon. From there, it only gets more iOS-like even with an Android hamburger slideout navigation.  (more…)

Video: Android Design Team Talks Favorite Apps by Design, Including New Newstand and Timely

We are suckers for a well designed Android app, so from time to time we watch the Android team’s “Android Design in Action” show to see what kinds of tips they can offer to developers, to stay up-to-date on new design guidelines, and also to see what apps they find to be well-designed. In the latest episode that aired yesterday, a number of members from the design team took a turn at walking through some of their favorite apps. You’ll see one of our favorites, Timely (16:15), along with the new Play Newstand (6:15) app, Foursquare, Etsy (20:20) and others.  (more…)

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

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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.  (more…)

Foursquare Update Allows You to Check-in Your Friends

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Foursquare – yes the social check-in app is still alive and well – announced that a newly released update for their mobile apps will introduce their “most-requested feature” ever. Any guesses on what that may be? Well, since I mentioned it in the title, you probably get it. Dammit. Anyways, yes, Foursquare now allows you to check-in your friends! Did you really all request this?  (more…)

Updates: Foursquare’s Explore Feature Enhanced and AIM Gets Complete Redesign

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Today, there are updates available for Foursqaure and the official AIM application through Google Play. For Foursquare, they are currently enhancing the Explore feature and have set their goals on making sure you find the best spots to hang out near your current position. By utilizing your friend’s check-ins and photo uploads, it displays this on a Google Map, letting you know where to head for a good time. On top of that, they have also implemented the fancy hidden menu and slide panel UI which we are always in love with. To see the full changelog, check out the What’s New section in Google Play.  (more…)

Contest: It’s National Cheeseburger Day – Tell Us Your Favorite Burger, Win a Nexus 7 8GB (Update: Winner Picked)

In case you didn’t know, today is National Cheeseburger Day. To someone like me, a self-proclaimed cheeseburger guru, this is one of the greatest “holidays” of the year, because it means that I’m on my way to gorging myself on the finest burgers that Portland has to offer. But being that I’m in the tech industry and travel quite often to cities across this beautiful country, I’m always on the hunt for the best burger in the next city that I visit. So in the most selfish of ways, I’m using the DL community to find out where your favorite burger spots are, so that if I end up visiting a town near you, I’ll have a list of spots to check out.

But to make it worth your while, I figured we’d give away a Nexus 7 8GB to one of the lucky readers that leaves a comment. Sound good?   (more…)