Google is adding even more travel-focused Glassware to Google Glass, today making Foursquare, OpenTable and TripIt apps available. We’re all likely aware of these three apps, and while it isn’t instantly clear how each one will fit into people’s lives — particularly OpenTable — on something like Glass, it’s great to see Google courting major developers to make apps for Glass.
Foursquare have taken to their blog today to announce a fundamental change to their App and by doing so have introduced a new App called Swarm.
The company identified that you spend a lot of time asking friends where they are whilst you are out at the place you’ve just checked into using Foursquare. Consequently, they’ve chosen to break the App out and bring the [Read More...]
Foursquare has announced that they’re going to be spinning off a new app this summer called Swarm. While Foursquare has been used for sharing where you are for years, Swarm aims to facilitate meet-ups with friends more easily by letting you broadcast where you’re going next and what your friends’ plans are. Meanwhile, the original Foursquare app will be changing a little bit to be more focused on venue discovery and reviews.
It looks like the Near Field Communications revolution is finally getting underway. After over a year of NFC chips being available in several different models of Android devices, major third-party developers are finally starting to incorporate the technology into their apps. Scanning tags is fun and all, but using NFC to share information in popular apps between devices is where NFC really shines. An update to the Foursquare app allows you to [Read More...]
Still think check-in apps are lame and useless? Foursquare just announced their 4.0 release for iOS which includes a new feature called Radar, that can automatically alert you about nearby things you might be interested in.
Foursquare describes the new Radar feature on their blog: “Now, if you follow a list, like the 101 Best Dishes of 2011, foursquare will let you know when you’re next to one. Or you save [Read More...]
The latest Foursquare update for Android is now available for download in the Android Market. Nothing huge will be found here like previous versions where we got a whole new UI but lists is now included and that’s been lacking on the Android front until now.
Lists for Android! Wooo! Points for check-ins are now in the post check-in screen. Connect your Twitter account via the Settings screen. Sort Friends by Nearby or [Read More...]
The latest Foursquare update is now rolling out if you haven’t already grabbed it by now. The update brings some UI enhancements along with it, making the app overall easier to navigate and make your way through. Check-In and venue pages got a bit of a facelift and images are now shown in-line on your friends tab, as well — you’ll find now showing has moved to the Places tab. Nothing too drastic [Read More...]