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.
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.