Foursquare Improves Android App, Makes Search More Prominent

Foursquare logoFoursquare has introduced a new version of its Android app. As the company says in its blog post there are three primary changes:

  • More prominent “Explore” search box at the top of the screen
  • A map at the top of the screen displays your network’s most recent check-ins (which opens a  larger map).
  • A left panel (“left-hand drawer”) provides access to your profile/history, to-do list and other lists (“all lists”)

In addition, the check-in button has been moved to the lower left of the screen.

In its blog post, Foursquare promises more changes and improvements to come: “[W]e we have more updates coming down the line, including an even better personalized map on your home screen. As always, we’ll continue to iterate and make improvements based on what people like and don’t like.”

Below are some images of the new and improved Android app:

Foursquare Android screens

Since the launch of Facebook Nearby a couple of months ago, Foursquare has been steadily rolling out improvements and new features. Yesterday, for example, Foursquare made it possible to share places information with mobile users who don’t have the Foursquare app on their phones. It resides on a dedicated mobile web page where there’s also a prompt to download the Foursquare app.

Late last month, the company also released Foursquare for Business. It’s a stand-alone mobile app for merchants that allows them to see customer data and analytics (check-ins, likes, top customers) as well as publish social media updates to Twitter and Facebook from the app.

Related Topics: Channel: Mobile | Foursquare | Search Engines: Maps & Local Search Engines | Search Engines: Mobile Search Engines

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