The real world, now in real-time! Say hi to foursquare Radar!
[The new version should be available in the App Store soon! Thanks for your patience]
The initial vision for foursquare centered around one question: can we build something to help make the world easier to use. Until now, we’ve focused around sharing what you’re doing and building expertise, with features like checking in, tips and recommendations. Today, we’re super excited by what some of iOS 5′s newest features allow us to do. Specifically, say hi to foursquare’s ‘Radar,’ a huge step in the evolution of the foursquare vision.
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 that yoga studio to your To-Do List (because you really want to try it); we can remind you when you’re close. Or, better yet, if you’re driving home and three of your friends are getting together nearby, we’ll tell you so you can meet up. The app doesn’t even have to be open, it just works. We call it foursquare Radar, because it finds things nearby that you normally wouldn’t know about.
After you download the latest version of the foursquare App and turn on Radar, your iPhone running iOS 5 will help you spend more time with the people and places around you. It’s powered by our Explore algorithm, so it catches all the interesting or fun things around you.
Hope you enjoy foursquare 4.0 and our updates for iOS 5. Let us know what you think in the comments. And stay tuned, because we’re just getting started with this stuff…
Oh, and nobody freak out, but we changed the color of the ball on our icon. Say goodbye to purple balls and hello to big green! Read more about it on our designer Mari’s blog.