Published on June 7th, 2012 | by Srikanth AN0
New enhanced slick UI checkin by Foursquare
Foursquare app gets the new slick UI redesign as they announced. The new interface allows more accessibility in both the Android and the iOS apps.
As we reported earlier, the Foursquare team’s recent announcement of the apps getting a re-design has finally arrived! and guess what? They have made significant changes to the apps and have added slick UI interface improving its accessibility and navigation.
The social network that popularized and almost made it a household-name, Foursquare has finally unveiled its new slick UI for their android and iPhone apps. The streamlined interface uses fewer buttons than older versions but adds changes in functionality based on millions of users’ feedback, says Alex Rainert, head of product at Foursquare.
The new redesign simplifies the look with only three buttons across the bottom for Friends, Explore, and your profile. The new Friends tab lets you view a feed of latest activity from your friends with big photographs; lets you comment and “Like” any activity; and check out tips and lists that are near your current location.
The Explore tab makes it much easier for you to go to the perfect locations or check-ins nearby by detecting where you are at that time. The explore tab gives you more information and options as it is provided with sufficient amount of information.
Using data from millions of check ins, Foursquare Labs is able to make suggestions not only based on friends and people with similar interests; it can narrow it down to the best results for the time of day. In one example, Rainert talked about looking at the Explore tab on Friday at 5PM, which would give you results for happy hour locations in your area along with showing where your friends were celebrating the end of the work week.
The profile tab just got more creative with displaying more recent data and check-ins, badges and much more. The profile tab allows you to revisit your entire previous data, check-ins, badges, lists, comments, etc.
The check in button has been shifted to the top right corner of the screen. Rainert explains that this would improve the accessibility of that button to a much greater extent. Below is a screenshot of the UI of the new redesigned Foursquare app.
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