4 Details You Shouldn’t Overlook In The New foursquare
1. Foursquare is Now Your Journal
Go to your profile tab, scroll below the 6 pretty boxes, and lo and behold: your history. The more you add to each check-in in the form of photos, shouts, and comments, the more complete your real world history becomes.
2. Check-in Photos Are Condensed Into Single Events
Adding photos to a check-in doesn’t mean that you’re checking in again to the same place. That means that you can share your experiences within a place throughout your time there without appearing like you’re checking in multiple times.
You can swipe through people’s photos as a place within the activity feed. If there’s little white dots at the bottom of a photo, that means there’s more goodness to be seen. It’s great for watching a polite meetup at a bar degrade into a drunken staggerfest!
3. Checking In Takes Fewer Steps
The check-in button moved to the top right, is bigger than it was before, and is up there on nearly every screen. The benefit is the bottom bar is all about exploration and the top is all about announcing your activity.
Even better, checking in is now accomplished with one fewer screen than before. Less is definitely more when you’re just trying to announce you’ve arrived.
4. You Can Dislike Venues
In Facebook’s world, you either “Like” something or you ignore it. In foursquare’s, you can also “Dislike” a venue.
It gives new, meaningful data to the Explore algorithms and might eventually tell store owners how effectively they’re pleasing their customers.
Also, seriously, clicking that little fractured heart after a bad experience at a place is quite cathartic.