A revamped Foursquare version for Windows Phone 7 has been launched, which has been specially optimised to take advantage of the new user interface of WP7 platform. It comes armed with live tile and a map which shows friends’ check ins while users check in themselves.
The new Foursquare app version 2.0 is now available for users in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
The earlier version of Foursquare lacked several features and user experience was rated below the Android and iOS versions. Lack of features also resulted in Mayors (frequent users in a shop) not getting their well deserved discounts at their favourite retail outlets.
The Foursquare creators worked in tandem with Microsoft to ensure it worked well and used all the features offered by Windows Phone 7 while retaining all the essential features of Foursquare. Users just have to tap and hold on places when they are in panorama view to check in to their favourite locations. Foursquare has right now more than 10 million users across the world.
A Foursquare blog post says, “We collaborated with Microsoft to develop the app entirely on our open API v2. The new version really speaks to the distinctive capabilities (and slick design!) of Windows Phone, while maintaining the foursquare features you know and love. Playing around with it, what’s cool is that it feels both familiar and new, with a personalised experience through the lens of Windows Phone 7′s panoramic UI.”
In a related news, the Windows Phone Marketplace has reached the 25,000 mark of number of apps available for the Windows Phone 7 platform.