Foursquare for BlackBerry Update On The Way

By Adam Zeis on 19 Apr 2010 11:21 am EDT

The foursquare team let me know that an updated version of their BlackBerry application is on the way. The revisions mainly include some big UI adjustments (seen in above screenshots), but users will also be able to view their profile and history information right from the device - though it looks like the "Friends" tab is still not active. The app seems to be running smoother and finding locations quicker as well after foursquare tweaked their device location when checking in. Things are still moving in the right direction, so hopefully the app will soon drop out of beta and have all the needed features. The update isn't available just yet, but we expect it to be here very soon. Hit the link below to check out the current version of foursquare for BlackBerry.



Looks very good,ill wait for the update to be available.


App/service is pretty neat. I usually forget to use it though.


Are they going to finally support the Touchscreen devices? I know it works and I am running the current version but I can't use all the features unless I turn on compatibility mode.


I have the 9550 and it has always worked perfectly with Compatibility Mode Disabled. I believe it has been 95xx friendly since the beginning.


So your saying that you can click on one of your friends and select the "Check-in here" button?


Adam, you misspelled "foursquare". :)

Adam Zeis

I have the hardest time spelling it correctly - thanks :)


Isn't the "Friends" tab is simply the first screen you seen when you launch the Foursquare app?


any idea of when this is going to drop?


cool app but none of my friends use it. in my case its pointless. user interface is nice and easy to use. i found for sign ins a little bs because i was able to sign in to a place thats almost 5min drive from here and then sign in to 3 other places second later.. could use some work in that department. none the less a sweet app but no one i know is using it.


why I stillgetting vesion 1.7.0 ?
any one know the new version of foursquare ?


Version 1.7.6 is the new pre release version. it is very different with the UI and much easier to search for locations. They have also tightened up on the GPS distances which is fine IF your BB has accurate GPS, however if like mine you are seen to be 1100 m from the place you are physically at it becomes a pain when it tells you 'your phone thinks you are to far away'

Great app. love it for playing.

Hope it just keeps getting better and better



Will it allow me to change my location manually? I do not have GPS for foursquare, only for Blackberry Maps on verizon bberry curve 8330.


can't wait release it now!!!


Yes google is my friend, however I thought someone might be nice enough to give the basic idea.

tony bag o donuts

basically if you visit a venue, i.e. store, restaurant, etc. you check in to let the world you are there, etc. You can leave tips for other foursquare users like don't go to the gym on monday nights, don't order the fillet, etc.
You get points and badges and it can send updates to twitter.


It sounds like something worth trying. Thanks for the info!


I just started playing and this is fun. :)

I still need for find out how to get some of those badges. lol


Shame Gowalla dont seem to be bothering with the Blackberry!


it's still 1.7.0. no update yet.


just tried the link provided, and i keep getting ver. 1.7.0 as well. BOO!


As you might have seen here ( version 1.8.0 was briefly up.

We're doing one last tweak and UI testing. Once complete we'll host the build some time tomorrow!

Thanks for your patience.


i hope they fix the battery hogging. sheesh.


I wished they'd find another way to catch the cheaters, cuz a lot of places that I goto, I cant even get points or get mayorships cuz it thinks im too far. Ive taken pics to prove im at the venue when I tweet to complain. The other thing is if you're not the mayor you cant fix the pin that they have as the location. So if the the person checked in from down the street, thats where the pin is marked for the location. I understand they're trying to make things harder for the cheaters, but man this makes things a lot harder for the legit people also.


Your comment on moving the pin isn't quite accurate. A level 2 superuser can also move it.


Any news if the update is ready yet?