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.”

Version 6.0 is available now in iTunes. The latest Android update was released on April 2.