Get checking in to your favorite places with foursquare for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 14 Feb 2013 01:21 pm EST
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Foursquare for BlackBerry isn't in the slightest bit new - but it is new for BlackBerry 10! If you like to be social and share your location with friends then you will want to have Foursquare on your new shiny BlackBerry. It seems to have become common practice to 'check in' to locations such as restaurants and bars etc. I'm not totally sure why - I suppose most of us now do it because we can, rather than actually using the app to meet up with buddies and share good places.

The Foursquare application for BlackBerry 10 is pretty awesome, much like most other apps on the new platform. Most actions within the app are found within one of three tabs at the base of the screen. These are Friends, Explore and Me.

The Friends one is your standard timeline where you can view the locations that your friends have checked into. Tapping one of them allows you to jump a bit deeper into the place and view it on the map, see its phone number and check in there yourself. In addition you can also see any photos of the place as well as which of your other friends have been there etc. A new addition to Foursquare for BlackBerry 10 is the ability to navigate to the location. At the base of the screen you will find a 'Go to Address' tab. Pressing this will open up the native maps app where you can use voice guided navigation to get you there - pretty neat.

The Explore tab will provide you with a list of places around your current location. Once again you can jump into each of them to see more information and the same navigation options are present. Also at the base of the display is a 'share' tab. This will let you share the place with friends using any of the options you have set up as accounts in your Hub, including BBM, Facebook and Twitter - cool.

Last but not least is the 'Me' tab where you can view your own information such as friends, badges and photos. Here you are presented with a list of all your own check-ins if you fancy reminiscing. There is also some action going on at the top of the screen. Here you will see notifications and also a check in icon for when you wish to share where you are. Pulling down from the top bezel on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone will allow you to jump into the settings where you can find friends and you have the choice of the app scanning either your phonebook, Twitter or Facebook as well as just a normal search if you know the persons name.

All in all Foursquare for BlackBerry 10 ticks all the boxes. I've used the app on all other platforms and the new BlackBerry version is just as good. Having a larger touch screen display really does make using some apps more fun. As always, the app is free. Go grab it from the link below and get checking in.

More information/Download Foursquare for BlackBerry 10.

Reader comments

Get checking in to your favorite places with foursquare for BlackBerry 10

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any idea how to write a four square location to NFC with this app ? i tried "sharing" a place and burnt it onto a NFC tag but when i tap it i dont get the option to open it in foursquare (just smart tags or remember)

tried that, wrote a web URL tag with the above url (for a specific venue) but it only gives the option to open in the browser or smart tags

Been using it since launch and it's pretty good. I'm not able to add new venues for some reason though.

you have to search for the venue, if its not in that list there will be an add venue option in the actionbar

This is all very interesting, but what I really want to know is where can I get my hands on some of those BlackBerry sparks?