Faster check-ins on iPhone. Much, much faster.
Yesterday, we hit a pretty big milestone (10,000,000 people on foursquare!). Today, to celebrate, we released foursquare 3.2 for the iPhone. Faster check-ins (with a big new ‘Check In’ button), an improved Explore tab that helps you find Specials, and a ton of other improvements.
For those of you in a rush, the faster check-ins will really save you time. Tap ‘Check In,’ and the list of nearby places should load much much faster. We’ve been testing it internally for a bit, and everyone has been loving it.
We did a bit of pruning, too: with this release, we’re retiring the stand-alone shout button. Since foursquare is ultimately location-based, we decided that shouts should always be attached to a check-in. From now on, if you want to shout, just enter your text when you’re checking in someplace (millions of you do, every day). Though a bunch of us here at HQ were also bummed about the loss, we found it lays the groundwork for better things in the future.
Enjoy 3.2. Android and BlackBerry, we’ve got updates coming your way soon. Stay tuned!