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The first native Foursquare app for tablets is coming to Windows 8/RT

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The first native Foursquare app for tablets is coming to Windows 8/RT
During the second day of the Microsoft BUILD conference, Microsoft announced that Foursquare is building its first native tablet app and it happens to be for Windows 8/RT tablets. The social "check-in" site has 35 million subscribers and the app for the Windows flavored tablets offers a nice looking new design. Foursquare took the opportunity of the BUILD conference to show off the upcoming app. It is not ready yet for the Windows Phone Store, but is obviously close to being completed.

Last month, Foursquare brought to its Android smartphone app, an update that allows it to use the additional space available on Android tablets. While it allows Foursquare to look better on an Android slab, the app was not made specifically for tablets as the Windows 8/RT one is. On Tuesday, Foursquare added a much requested feature in a new update. You can now check-in your friends with their permission. That means if you arrive at a location in a large group, instead of everyone checking in individually, one person can handle it.

"People want to experience and explore the world around them, and the Foursquare for Windows 8 app helps them do that. It makes it fun to search for a place for dinner or to go out, and helps people discover new experiences. We’ve worked with Microsoft on a bunch of initiatives over the years, and this product is another example of the great things we can do together."-Dennis Crowley, Co-founder and CEO, Foursquare

So what is happening with Windows in the last two days? On Wednesday, we told you that Twitter selected Windows Phone as the first platform to receive its integration with Bing Translator, and now the first Foursquare native tablet app is heading to Window8/RT. The former is understandable when you realize that Microsoft owns Bing, but Foursquare's decision to debut a native tablet app with Windows 8/RT is a bit unusual since the platform's market share is pretty low.

source: MicrosoftNews, TheNextWeb, TheVerge via WMPoweruser

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posted on 28 Jun 2013, 16:14

1. Damo579 (Posts: 242; Member since: 18 May 2013)

It looks good. I have a laptop at home so I won't download it but if I had a tablet I would get it.

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