Way back in the ancient prehistory of 2009, Foursquare made its first foray into push notifications, at a time when using push at all was still rare. Two years later, it made an attempt to capitalize on those notifications with a vision of an app that would alert you proactively when you were near neat things to do, eat or see.
Unfortunately the world — and smartphones with their anemic battery life — weren’t quite ready for Foursquare’s Radar.
Now, after a limited pilot over the past couple of months, Foursquare is delivering location aware push notifications to all of its users across iOS and Android. The new alert system is launching in version 7.0 of the app, alongside a series of visual refinements that make the app more scannable and place the bits of info that you’ll find most useful right at the forefront.
- Foursquare 7.0 Brings Scanable Design And Expands Proactive Recommendations To All Users (jeremiahtillman.wordpress.com)
- Foursquare 7.0 Brings Scanable Design And Expands Proactive Recommendations To All Users (techcrunch.com)
- Foursquare for iOS gets major design overhaul in 7.0 update (intomobile.com)
- Foursquare gets a massive redesign for iOS 7 and smart recommendations via push notifications (thenextweb.com)
- Foursquare 7.0 brings passive location technology to all (gigaom.com)
- Transparency – How does your company measure up? (shoretelsky.com)
- The evolution of Locket: From display ads to discovery (fullstart.com)
- Foursquare unveils major iOS7-style redesign with push recommendations for all users (theverge.com)
- Foursquare redesign for iOS brings you more location info at a glance (engadget.com)
- Foursquare updates with new design, more contextual awareness (imore.com)