Foursquare for BlackBerry 3.0 now available sans BBM integration

By Adam Zeis on 19 Jul 2011 10:10 am EDT

foursquare for BlackBerry 3.0

A few days ago we saw the latest foursquare alpha hit some devices and it included the much anticipated BBM integration. While some were lucky enough to grab it early and run the app without a hitch, other users reported problems and couldn't get things working. Today foursquare for BlackBerry 3.0 is officially avaiable, however it lacks the BBM integration we were hoping for. Features of version 3.0 include:

  • An overhauled UI, from the check-in screen down to your friends list.
  • Explore! Get personalized recommendations on places to go, from your past check-ins, your friends', and the whole foursquare community. Search for what you want (like a lobster roll) or just tap an activity (like ‘drinks' or ‘food'). And, for those of you who like deals, tap the ‘Specials' button to find Specials nearby that are perfect for you.
  • Speaking of Specials, this update allows you to grab daily deals around you from our five partners - LivingSocial, Gilt City, BuyWithMe,, and zozi. Seamless savings without leaving foursquare.
  • The full leaderboard. See how you're doing compared to your friends.

The foursquare team notes that BBM integration is high on the list and should be available soon however. You can grab foursquare 3.0 free OTA from the link below.

More information/download of foursquare for BlackBerry

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Reader comments

Foursquare for BlackBerry 3.0 now available sans BBM integration


Hey looks like is a problem with the link :( , But i dl the as so called "3.0" ans in my option->App Mange it shows the same version 1.9.97.
Any idea where it might got wrong :( and also in APP world is no such a version 3.0

Thank you.

I already have version 3.0 installed from the last update, it just gives me that BBM error when you first login but I can still use the app.

Does anyone actually read the article up top, where it clearly states that this version does not have BBM integration?

Any reports on battery life with this build? In the past some foursquare builds would absolutely kill my battery, but 1.9.96 seems to not be a drain at all.

What a bunch of crap. Kept getting a "Too many downloads" message for BBM. I'll repeat, what a bunch of crap..

BBM integration...okay that would be nice. Just not happening as the article says.

Using the following as suggested above: Link to 3.0 with BBM integration
This is the alpha version. No go with the BBM

Try adding copying and pasting something into a to-do item. Not happening.
What about deleting a check-in? I just did a test one and no way to delete it?!

Where is the "Check-in 4Square" on the Blackberry menu? Wouldn't this make it easy to activate the application? Instead of having to leave it running in the background all the time?

Speaking of activating the application. Starting it up ..."checking connection............" zzzzzzzzzz
Logging in ...... zzzzzzzzzzzzz What's up with that?

Where is the Twitter integration? If I want to view Tweets nearby, I don't want to see them in my browser! How about allowing the user to choose which Twitter app they have on board.

Facebook integration! How about the ability to invite Facebook friends to join 4Square. Common', do I have to be their marketing department?

What about sharing a location...just has via email and SMS. Facebook and Twitter...hello?

Lastly, is this thing using GPS or Cell Tower? Telling me I am 875 feet from a hotel. NOT! I am in a residential neighborhood no where near a hotel.

Just don't see enough advantages to having this app. Will stick with Facebook check-in.
Have the beta 2.0.19. It is very nice. What is taking RIM so long to release this, I do not know.

Okay, end of RANT! :)

I got the 3.0 about a week ago and I still couldn't figure out how to integrate BBM. Maybe it's just not available for the 9800? Dunno, but if I have to wait for it, I will.

I got 3.0 with BBM integration, after second install on my 9700. Its OK, but i`m not using.
I like the new update, i used to see this on my droid phone, but after i read the post from @joeberrymomma, it was like i browsing 4sq ideas in my mind.
Hope someone will try do this upgrade, it will be awesome!