Foursquare released an update for its iOS app today that includes an updated look and feel, as well as a new real-time recommendations feature. Using your iPhone’s location data, the app now serves up recommendations such as what to eat at a restaurant or sales coupons for a store you’re already shopping at. Users can also expect to see recommendations for places of interest throughout the day when visiting new cities.
The feature has been on Android for a month now, but Foursquare plans to roll it out to a small batch of iPhone users today with more added every day. The app also brings back a feature that lets you see what your friends are up to by filtering between nearby and worldwide. The free update is available now in the App Store.
Here are the full release notes:
We simplified Foursquare to focus on what’s most relevant right now:
- Got an hour to kill before dinner? There’s a new ‘nearby’ button. Tap it to see which of your friends are around.
- Want to meet up with someone right now? We now just show each friend’s most recent check-in. Want to dig deeper and see more? Tap through to their profile.
- As always, the second you open the app, we show you what’s interesting around you, like a new restaurant or a popular concert nearby.
Find great stuff, nearby, right now, with the newly updated Foursquare.
- Source iTunes