Foursquare has just released an updated version of its application for iPhone that puts exploration front and center.
Here’s how to navigate the new home screen:
- The search bar is at the top.
- Nearby friends and places are displayed on a map just below the search bar. Tapping on the map will expand it to show more places.
- Beneath that are real-time suggestions pulled from friends’ check-ins and places that are currently trending on Foursquare.
- The check-in button is at the bottom.
The Foursquare team served up a few examples in today’s blog post: “Hungry for dinner after a day of sightseeing? Browse ‘food’ or search for ‘Italian’ to find a great dinner spot. Brunch too crowded? Save the day and search for ‘eggs benedict’ or ‘bloody mary’ to find another place in a snap. With today’s update, we show suggested types of places, dishes, specific spots, and recent searches as you start typing, so you can find what you want quicker.”