A few weeks ago, Foursquare was released for the iPhone, but now it’s Android’s turn to receive the second-generation social-networking software.
The Android version will feature just about the same things as did the iPhone edition, with a special emphasis on Tips and To-Dos, which have been split up and placed more obviously in the app’s bottom navigation bar. One can say the whole experience was revamped and with the new Foursquare, it’s now easier than ever to communicate your real-world experiences to others.
The new Foursquare can now visually alert its users when they are in the vicinity of the places tagged on their To-Do lists. Tips are now ranked depending on their popularity and are more easy to be seen on the venue pages.
Beside the apps, Foursquare also introduced a series of web-based features in order to create a better connection between mobile activity and web discovery. I’m talking about the embeddable ”Add to My Foursquare” button. With its help, users can add a venue or Tip they learned about on the web as a To-Do item in the application.
You can download the new version of Foursquare for Android from here. The BlackBerry version should be arriving sooner rather than later, but an exact release date has yet to be announced.
For those of you who don’t know, Foursquare is a location-based social networking site, a software for mobile devices, as well as a game. Users can connect with their friends and establish and update their locations, through the ’check-in’ feature. Foursquare also gives out points, after you check-in at some of the venues. It was created by Dennis Crowley, who had also created Dodgeball, another location-based social networking software.