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Foursquare Adds Real-Time Recommendations & Nearby Friends In New Update

Mihir Patkar 11-10-2013

Foursquare, the location-based social network that lets you check in at different venues, has released an update with a new look and feel, and several cool features.


Recommendations has always been at the core of what Foursquare is all about. Earlier this year, the Explore maps on Android enabled better discovery and the new update makes it a whole lot smarter. With Real-Time Recommendations, Foursquare will now tell you something great about the place you arrive at — a feature that was previously only on a few Android devices, but is now rolling out on iOS as well. It’s another great use of Foursquare data Check-In Much? 6 Interesting Uses For Your Foursquare Data Foursquare is one of those apps that you either love or hate, and many feel it is just another part of the oversharing culture of our online Instagram, Facebook and Twitter lives, where everything we... Read More .

“Here’s how it will work: when you sit down to dinner, we might ping you with the can’t-miss dish on the menu. Or when you arrive in a new neighbourhood or city, we’ll suggest a few places that your friends love,” Foursquare had said in an earlier blog post, “It’s also smart: we’re going to ping you when you sit down at a new place where your friend left a tip, not when you’re on your daily walk to work. And using this feature doesn’t check you in; this isn’t for sharing, just for making sure you don’t miss great things.”


Another new feature with the update is Right Now, which adds a ‘Nearby’ button to your app. Tap it and you will get a list of all your friends who are in your vicinity, letting you catch up easily. Of course, you could also check into events like always 5 Unique Apps for Exploring Your City These five apps are perfect for exploring and learning about your city when you are moving to a new place or just hoping to learn more about your current town, Read More .

Finally, Foursquare has reduced the clutter of having to see a single friend’s million check-ins at once and instead introduced ‘Friends at a glance’, which shows you only the most recent check-in, which you can tap on for more from that friend.


You can grab the update from the Foursquare download page.

Source: Foursquare blog (1), Foursquare blog (2) | Image Credit: Team Sticker Giant

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