Foursquare Updates Android App With New Emphasis On Discovery [Updates]

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Foursquare is rolling out a new update for its Android application on Google Play with improvements to search, added emphasis on the explore option, and some new changes to navigation. Foursquare claims that it is seeing an increase in Android users relying on the application to find places to go, and as such, the company has really focused on making it easier for Android users to find what they are looking for and get there as quickly as possible.

Foursquare’s Explore map is now placed directly on the top of Android users’ home screens. This is actually different from the iOS version of the app, as the Friends tab resides there. Foursquare is tuning its app to what it perceives as the needs of device owners, and that is certainly a good way to go.

Navigating the app has also been adjusted, with Foursquare jumping into the slide-out drawer style of navigation. Many apps are going with this form of navigating because it makes getting around to the different sections of the app quicker, and Foursquare has embraced this with the new update.

This update helps Foursquare reinforce its newly launched sharable venues pages. It also goes a long way towards what seems to be Foursquare’s ultimate goal, which is to become more than just a place for users to share where they are. The company wants its service to become a complete discovery engine, and this new update to its Android application helps the social media app move in that general direction.

Foursquare is rolling the update out gradually, so you may or may not see it available on your device just yet. If you don’t, be patient, and you should see it soon.

Source: TheNextWeb

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