Foursquare's system of letting your friends, and sometimes the whole world, know where you're at. Now the company is introducing a new feature that harnesses the data they've collected over the years to give you suggestions without having to ask for it.
Foursquare app update has arrived in the Google Play Store and this is one that should be welcomed by those who are often checking in with others. The folks at Foursquare have said this new feature has been their most requested. With that, Foursquare for Android users will now be able to check-in for friends. Thankfully though, this update does involve more than simply being able to check your friend in (or have your friend check you in).
Foursquare users, you have an Android app update ready and waiting. The update is available in the expected location, that is to say the Google Play Store. Perhaps more important though -- the changes that have been included. Foursquare has noted how this update brings "three big changes" and should in general, make it easier to find the best stuff around you.
Business owners who use Foursquare will be pleased to know that they now have an app made specifically for them waiting on the Google Play Store. Foursquare for Business rolled out for Android this week, giving business owners an all new level of functionality. Now, you can push updates about your business from the phone, meaning you can update your company's page anywhere you can get a mobile data signal.
Foursquare, and if you've been hoping for a way to use the app to find the best of the best, then today's your lucky day. The developers behind the app have looked through a whopping 3 billion check-ins to bring us a series of Best of Foursquare lists. These lists rank the highest-rated locations in major cities around the US, so if you've been looking for a new restaurant or bar to visit, starting with these Best of Foursquare lists wouldn't be a bad idea.
Amazon's cloud services seem to be struggling a bit today, as our friends at SlashGear are reporting that a failure has brought down a number of huge sites like Netflix, Reddit, Pinterest, and Foursquare. The outage, according to Amazon's own Web Service Dashboard, looks to be the fault of Amazon's EC2 services, but we're pleased to say that things are getting better. Whereas before, EC2's status alerted that "new launches for EBS backed instances are failing," at the moment, the status is "Degraded EBS performance in a single Availability Zone."
One change is the Tips and To-Do sections have now been split and access is easier for both ultimately making it easier for you to add Tips and To-Do’s. There also is a new “Add to My Foursquare” button that can be embedded on websites. If you see something online that you would like to do sometime, you can click the button and it will be added to your mobile To-Do list. The update is available now, for free, in the android market. QR code below: [caption id="attachment_14304" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Foursquare 2.0 Download"][/caption] [Via Foursquare Blog]