Foursquare 8.0 also uses Pilgrim to track a user's location in the background.This enables the app to send the user push notifications of things that they might find interesting around their current location.As a reward for leaving quality tips, a user can also earn "expertise" in a particular location (e.g. When a user earns expertise, their tips are made more prominent and a label indicating their expertise is added beneath relevant tips.
In this way Foursquare can know a user's location without them needing to "check in".
Foursquare 8.0 features a 'Here' tab that lets the user see Tips about their current location.
“With Swarm, you can easily see which of your friends are out nearby, figure out who is up for grabbing a drink later, and share what you’re up to (faster and more easily than you can in Foursquare today).”“Facebook is still far and away the best site for sharing photos with friends, but pretending that the acquaintances we’ve accumulated during life are our friends is an outdated way of thinking about social networking.”“An app should be able answer questions like ‘give me a great date dinner spot’ and not just ‘tell me the nearest gas station.’ We’re right now putting the final touches on this new, discovery-focused version of Foursquare.”As we’ve said before, with dating apps using similar close proximity location matching, it is surely only a matter of time before they follow Facebook and Foursquare into offering location-targeted date deals and suggestions, for people matched together on Tinder-style apps. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association.
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It is also possible to search other areas by entering the name of a remote location.
The app displays personalised recommendations based on the time of day, displaying breakfast places in the morning, dinner places in the evening etc.
On August 7, 2014 the company launched Foursquare 8.0, the completely new version of the service which finally removed the check in and location sharing entirely, to focus entirely on local search.
As of December 2013, Foursquare reported 45 million registered users, though many of these will not be active users.
Tips are limited to 200 characters in length, but can include a URL to link to an external site with more information, and can include a photo.
Tips can be set to expire after a certain amount of time, or on a specific date, which can be useful for leaving Tips about events or promotions at a venue that will end soon.
Tapping the button lets the user check in with Swarm, before returning them to Foursquare.