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…)
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…)
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 – 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…)
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…)
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…)
There’s some big app updates out there today. Over on Google Play, you can go pick up the newest versions of Twitter, Foursquare, and Amazon MP3. Twitter takes the cake for update of the day, adding pinch to zoom for photos, photo streams, and new profiles with header images. As for Foursquare, you can manage your connected apps now through the settings menu. Yep, big things. To finish it off, we have Amazon MP3 that which has just added the ability for users in the U.K., Germany, and France to take part in the service.
Go get your updates.
If you happen to have the Flipboard apk installed on your device (it is still not available through the Play Store) then you can update it to the newest version through the app. Included in the update is a few behind-the-scenes improvements, which means less battery drain and memory strain. For Foursquare users, we haven’t found the official changelog yet, but will update the post as soon as it is made available. If you have yet to try Flipboard, we have included the apk download link below.
Cheers Klutch K!