Foursquare releases update that feels at home on Windows Phone

Foursquare releases update that feels at home on Windows Phone
Foursquare's Windows Phone app wasn't exactly terrible, but it definitely wasn't one of the shining examples of what an app could be on Windows Phone. But, that all changed yesterday, when Foursquare released an update to its WP app that really feels at home in its Metro UI skin. The app has been redesigned completely with help from Microsoft and Nokia, and it is looking great.

Foursquare releases update that feels at home on Windows Phone
Obviously, close collaboration with Nokia could make some users nervous, but there is no reason to worry. The app has been optimized for Nokia devices, and it will come preloaded on certain Lumia devices, but it is not exclusive. There is a pretty interesting exclusive feature with Lumia devices though, the Foursquare team says select Lumia phones will "integrate Foursquare data into their augmented reality experience".

The UI and Lumia optimizations aren't the only improvements in the update though. The app has also added lock screen notifications, voice search, and options to pin people or places to the home screen.

The update is available now for Windows Phone 8, and the Foursquare team has promised an update will come to WP7 devices in a few weeks that offers "similar" upgrades. 

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4 Comments

1. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

The brand new Youtube app also got an update, i think quality improvements.... Loving my Nokia Lumia 920 Cyan! Greetzz.

2. papss unregistered

I'm with you man.. I have it in red but would also like it in cyan. We are really starting to get some quality apps and/or updates. I have to say that I still want a N4 as a second phone if I could get it on the cheap

3. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

A friend of mine his brother has it in red & a friend from my mom's work has it in red, it sure is beautiful in that color! But for me, blue is my favorite color, i also got the Surface RT with Cyan Touchcover, lovely, and yeah, the N4 is also an awesome phone. just wait a month or so for the price to drop. Greetzz.

4. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

thanks to microsoft youtube app developed by microsoft and foursquare developed by microsoft and nokia

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