Foursquare - Find Places to Eat, Drink, and Visit
By Foursquare Labs, Inc.
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Foursquare is now available for Apple Watch.
Foursquare is your ultimate city guide, in your pocket. Find the best places to eat, drink, shop, or visit — in any city in the world. Access over 60 million short reviews from local experts. Traveling or looking to discover new places nearby? Get the free iPhone and iPad app today.
• Tell Foursquare your favorite things and the app gets to know you.
• Search for the best restaurants, coffee, nightlife, shops, and more.
• Read short reviews and never miss out on the best thing to order or experience.
• Save places you want to go, so you never forget.
“The new Foursquare, like Netflix, takes a lot of the work out of finding the right thing for the right moment.” — The Verge
How It Works:
Tell Foursquare what you like — be specific, like “craft beer” or “fried chicken,” or more general, like “outdoor seating” or “romantic places.” Every search is tailored to your tastes, your past ratings, and picks from friends and experts you trust.
Want to check in, keep up, and meet up with friends?
Download our companion app, Swarm.
A note on battery –
We've spent years developing the location technology that powers Foursquare, making it extremely power efficient. But, as with all apps of this type, please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 9.3
This Foursquare update includes:
- Found a place for dinner, and want a great place to go before for a quick drink? On each place’s page, you can now search for nearby places with a single tap.
- Looking at a place, and want to see bigger photos? When you’re flipping through their photos, we added a toggle so you can see them as full-size images or little thumbnails.
We also made some improvements to make the app run faster, and made a lot of other little improvements. Happy exploring!
Four corners for FourSquare.
I loved The Game in its original inception, early foursquare app. I understand growth and the need for change in order to keep up with competition and being relative. However, this does not take away from the fact that FourSquare/Swarm is not as useful for me as it once was.
FSQ: I prefer to using you over Yelp, but knowing a location's popular hours is not even close to as useful as knowing the ACTUAL HOURS OF BUSINESS.
SWM: The new stickers are fun, thanks for trying to bring back the old ones.
FSQ: I miss my lists. FSQ was how I tracked where I had been and where I wanted to go and why. I enjoyed using FSQ for this and DO NOT want to use Yelp or FB for this. Now I use Evernote for this, but would still rather use FSQ. A saved ribbon is too general.
Overall, I still try to use FSQ first~ I like them and WANT to use them over the others. Unfortunately, I still usually have to use the other apps or internet to get the actual information I am looking for. I will not give up hope though, that FSQ will be the app I use the most once again.
Better with each update
Thank you for constant improvement!
Also thank you for brining back thumbnail view for photos. Zoomed in does look nice, but when there are many photos, it's easier to chose the ones that look most interesting to zoom in.
I'm not sure if it was on purpose, but now when you save a place, it does the cute drop into saved folder move, but if you want to save the place into a category/list, you have to then click on "saved" and only from there in menu u can save to a list. Personally, I use this app because it lets me save into lists, and this does make it more annoying while surfing around and finding places of interest to use later.
Also, I know you guys are improving one step at a time, but that "me" page feels limited. I always open it and it shows me more tastes to choose. I always have a reaction to scroll it, but it doesn't scroll, just shows more items to add (or find people to follow). Hopefully this can become view profile page, tips etc. I think a lot can be summed up there and would be more useful to regular users that already picked over 200 tastes and would like to review their tips, history etc.
Again, thanks for constant improvement and actually reading our suggestions and fixing bugs that people mention. Looking forward to this again being the main app used to check in, find places and tips.
Contextual recs just keep getting better
I must admit that I'm a bit disappointed with contextual (real-time) notifications. I don't mind passively sharing my location with 4SQ, but I expect for it to work both ways. I just spent an entire day in a new city without receiving any passive recs. This is the fifth time (4th different city) that has happened. What are you doing with all of these awesome tips that we're posting?
I've been using foursquare consistently since 2009, and I was among the first 40,000 users. It's sad to see that some of my favorite features (points, leaderboard, and badges) have now been removed. Said gamification elements compelled me to get out and explore the world around me.
That said, I'm excited to see where this new direction, that Foursquare is embarking upon, leads the company. With all the data that they are now gathering with "Pilgrim", passive recs should improve greatly in the coming weeks and months.
Although I'm not completely happy with all of the recent changes, I'm going to remain a loyal user of an app that has brought so much fun, joy, and adventure into my life over the years.
- Category: Food & Drink
- Updated: Jul 20, 2015
- Version: 9.3
- Size: 26.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Catalan, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
- Seller: Foursquare Labs, Inc.
- © foursquare
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.