We got the Foursquare update on our Android like everyone else did on Friday (8 June 2012). Actually, we heard that some people actually got it on Wednesday and Thursday. Before we actually reviewed the update we wanted to dabble with it for a couple of days just make sure we were broken in enough to talk a little bit about it. If you had the last installment of the Foursquare Android app then you might find yourself a little bit confused by the new layout and some of the functionality. So…let’s get to it!
You Can Now Like and Dislike
This is something Foursquare has wanted to do for years and now it’s finally here. The social web curation bug has hit everyone it seems! You can now see what your friends like and hover over the spot for a quick little blurb about the location.
New Profile Page
This is complete makeover. You now have 6 boxes showing your friends, stats, photo, tips, badges and lists. Which makes the Foursquare experience more personal!
New List Feature Has “Features”!
With the list options you can save locations and all the tips that friends would give you if they were there. It’s at your disposal anytime you need it with the “list” feature.
“People Talk About” Feature
Here’s another new one to get more personal with your Foursquare experience and to the “skinny” on some of the places that you frequent or may visit. It highlights common themes that people talk about.
We all knew it was coming and we all knew it would be an upgrade. Android Market Central loves Google but the OpenStreetMaps is just a better functioning map program.
Total Facebook Integration
This is something we’ve been testing and playing with a lot. Foursquare has taken the Facebook API and run with it. Foursquare specific lingo has already started hitting Facebook timeline such as, “Ken liked Steward Manor Apartments”
So, is this version of Foursquare an improvement over the old? Yup!
Better maps and more personal interaction with friends is the name of the game with Foursquare and they did a pretty good job at making this one a winner. We’d still like to sort our friends by how close they are to us and I’m not sure that we’re HUGE fans of the actual words “check in” being gone. It’s easier enough to figure out the icon in the upper right hand corner though.
What do you all think of the new Foursquare update?