Looks like Foursquare is coming out with some new updates! These updates are being applied to Android as well as iOS. See whats new:
- New Explore tab added for recommendations
- New Leaderboard
- New user detail pages
- New specials 2.0
Personally, I use Foursquare pretty often: I push my check-ins to Facebook and Twitter. There are a few things that motivate me to check-in. Becoming mayor is not as cool as it once was, unless i’m competing for it with a friend, then its on! I like to go out to eat a lot, so i’ll definitely check-in at restaurants, looking for possible specials (Chili’s Grill and Bar gives you free chips/salsa if you check-in). Also, now that the majority of my close friends have Android devices, we are able to check-in at the same time at the same places, earning us point toward perks such as discounts, samples, or even free items. With the addition of this new Explore tab, I can check out more detailed info, tips, who’s been where, and what specials are available – all without having to search for a venue and review.
Hit the break to check out some screenshots: