17 Jul 2011

Foursquare Updates iPhone App With Notification Tray, New Venue Screen Design



Foursquare rolled out an update to its Android app and website that included a notification tray. This lets you know when, for instance, you are ousted as a mayor of a venue, you receive comments on check-ins and one of your Facebook friends joins Foursquare.
The location-based service has now extended the notification tray to its iPhone app. You will now receive notifications when a friend completes a tip you have left; you and a friend have the same venue on your To-Do List; a venue you are at starts to swarm; and there are new comments or photos on a check-in you’ve commented on.

At the top of the screen, next to the Foursquare logo, there is a number telling you how many notifications you have. To see the notifications, tap on the logo. Easy! There is a settings page for notifications, which you can access by hitting the gears symbol on the top-right of the notifications screen, that lets you control which actions you receive notifications for and mute all notifications.
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Foursquare has also redesigned the venue page. Here, you will be able to view more tips and it is easier for you to leave photos, tips and add the venue to your To Do List.
The app update comes after a busy period of activity at Foursquare. On Thursday, it launched a merchant API and tied up deals with LivingSocial, Gilt Groupe and others. The service now has more than 500,000 merchant accounts and hit 10 million users a few weeks back. The company also completed a $50 million funding round last month.
You can download the latest version of Foursquare on your iPhone now.

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