Finding places on the go has never been easier – check out the new Explore for your phone!
Everyone needs recommendations on the go. Your dinner date just went swimmingly, now where’s a great place to get dessert, or see some live music? Or maybe you’re looking to grab lunch – should you go healthy (‘salad,’ ‘grilled chicken,’ ‘wrap’) or bold (‘bacon burger,’ ‘chicken fingers,’ ‘milkshake’)? Whatever you can think of, Explore can be your guide.
Today, we’re launching an updated version of Explore for iPhone and Android, bringing over a bunch of the great features from our recent Explore on the web launch straight to your phone, like changing your location, filtering your recommendations, and photos in your search results! Get ready for personalized recommendations for whatever you’re craving, wherever and whenever you need them!
Every time you search with Explore, we’ll show you results based on the time of day, places your friends have been or left tips, places on lists you follow, and places we think you’ll like based on the 1,500,000,000 check-ins on foursquare.
Tap the top right filter button (bottom right on Android), to narrow your results by places you and your friends have been. Try selecting ‘New to me’ and ‘My friends have been’ to catch up on what you’ve been missing out on! With every suggestion, we show you which of your friends have tried that place, so it’s easy to get suggestions and see what’s popular.
Recommendations for anywhere
On your way to another part of town, or a new town altogether? One big new feature: you can now drag your map around, or enter a neighborhood, city or address to get recommendations for anywhere you want. Try pinching in or out, or double tapping to zoom quickly. It’s easy to focus in on where you want to go.
So… your homework assignment: pull out your phone and find some fun places to go!
- Look for a coffee shop nearby that you’ve never been to before.
- Pick a city you’ve always wanted to visit and find some Top Picks for when you go on your dream trip, or find things to do based on your friends’ past vacations!
- Try searching “romantic,” “cozy,” or “Tuesday” to find a date night spot for Valentine’s Day. (P.S. Explore also works great for ideas for where to find romantic gifts!)
We’ve been working hard to make Explore better, inside and out. Overall, you’ll notice a cleaner design, improved search results, and tons of cred with your friends for always knowing the best place to go.
P.S. Menus and pricing information are also now on Android and iPhone! BlackBerry-verse, your updates are coming soon!