Foursquare - Find Places to Eat, Drink, and Visit
By Foursquare Labs, Inc.
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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 9.0
Foursquare is all about finding great places you love. In this new update, the homepage is the best of what we find around you. It looks at all the places you’ve been, have liked, have saved, your tastes, and the people you follow, and picks out some places we think you’ll like. It’s our way of giving you a little inspiration, each and every day.
We’ve also made some additions to the history tab to make it easier to rate places you’ve been recently. That’s where you’ll also find all the places you’ve liked and all the tips you’ve left. Your profile is now completely dedicated to adding tastes and followers, to make it simple to personalize your Foursquare experience.
For Apple Watch users, we fixed an issue where some users were wrongly told they needed to sign in. We also made a few other improvements. Happy exploring!
The Best Keeps Getting Better
Foursquare was already the best way to find personal recommendations and learn about the city around you. But this most recent update addresses a bunch of people's privacy issues. No need for an account, but complete access to the excellent information from the Foursquare community.
UPDATE: I've been saving places left and right! (Seriously, it's almost becoming a problem. So many good restaurants.) It's awesome when the app alerts me to a cool place but I'm just not in the mood at the moment. I can go ahead and save it to my to-do list, and Foursquare will remind me to check it out next time I'm in the area. Bonus: when I check-in on Swarm, it's automatically crossed off my to-do list.
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.
One change to keep up with Yelp
I love the app. I find the 1-10 rating system much more useful than a five stars one. The only issue comes when I'm looking for relevant reviews. Consistently the "tips" that display first are from 2009 and completely useless. There needs to be an easy way to put the most recent tips and reviews on top. This would really improve the experience.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: May 27, 2015
- Version: 9.0
- Size: 31.8 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.