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FOURSQUARE USER INTERFACE

 

Foursquare User Interface has gone through some changes since it was launched. The biggest one is the cancellation of the “check-in.” For that matter it launched its app “Swarm” to solely focus in that matter. Next, we can review the changes for the latest version.

Foursquare 8.0, available for iOS and Android, is substantially different from the original, from its logo to its new function as a discovery engine. When you log into the app after downloading the update, it prompts you to set your preferences, which includes tapping through a series of “tastes” anything from chicken burritos and craft beer to trendy places and bar games.

Foursquare uses these preferences along with places you checked into in the past: data from your friends, and information from restaurant ratings. The app uses suggestions about new and popular places to shop, eat, or grab a cup of coffee. You can also use the app’s many filters to find the perfect place by narrowing your search by distance, places you haven’t visited, price, type of restaurant, and more.

Along with Foursquare’s new features is an important change to a privacy setting. Whether you’re new to the service or used the app in the past, Foursquare’s latest update automatically opts you into the Background Location setting, which actively tracks you wherever you go. In other words, Foursquare knows where you are at all times, whether you’re using the app or not. But if you’re concerned about location tracking and the data it will collect about your movements, you can turn it off, too: Inside the app, tap the Profile icon at the bottom, then tap Settings. Find the Location Settings option, then switch off Background Location. This will prevent Foursquare from logging your location when you’re not using the app. The company does, however, appear to think that users will be willing to exchange location information for a more personalized experience.

Foursquare believes that phones should learn about us, our tastes, our social connections, and our preferences. Using what they know, they should help us better explore the world. The all-new Foursquare strives to reach a vision of a more connected and personalized world with an easy to use app.

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