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Apr 10, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Foursquare (https://foursquare.com) has been updated to version 6.0, which includes a significant redesign that brings the Explore section to the forefront of the app. Previously Explore's search capabilities were hidden away, requiring a tap to access the search menu.With the new Foursquare 6.0, we've crunched our billions of check-ins to instantly show you the most interesting things nearby. They're insights that only Foursquare can deliver, the moment you open up the app. We also put search front-and-center, so you can find whatever you're craving fast.http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/foursquareupdate.jpg
The updated app provides a text search bar at the top of the home screen and a robust autocomplete engine provides quicker location suggestions and search results.

The overall look of the app has changed, with Foursquare combining previously separated sections into one major feed that lists friend check-ins, restaurant recommendations, and trending locations. Checking in, the cornerstone of the app, can now be accomplished with by tapping a prominent button on the home screen.

Foursquare (http://appshopper.com/social-networking/foursquare) is a free iPhone app that can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/foursquare/id306934924?mt=8)]

Article Link: Foursquare Update Brings Explore to the Forefront of the App (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/10/foursquare-update-brings-explore-to-the-forefront-of-the-app/)

Compile 'em all
Apr 10, 2013, 12:10 PM
That floating checkin icon is just bizarre (and wrong). The whole navigation feels very confused.

Apr 10, 2013, 01:43 PM
Yeah the floating check in icon looks weird. Still need some time with it to get used to the new look and feel.

Apr 10, 2013, 02:31 PM
I never even know what this app was about

Apr 10, 2013, 10:18 PM
Sounds like it would be handy on holiday...


...International roaming wasn't so utterly extortionate that I never bother using my phone!

Apr 11, 2013, 06:47 AM
I never even know what this app was about

That's because they keep changing focus with every new version. When it was a check-in/gamification app, it was unique and fun. It hasn't been that for at least two major versions, and nearly all of my friends have stopped using it. I only use it as a way to create a kind of journal of where I've been with my kids -- as soon as I find a better app for that, I'm gone too.