foursquare for BlackBerry v1.9 now available

foursquare for BlackBerry v1.9
By Adam Zeis on 20 Jul 2010 02:25 pm
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The folks at foursquare have been hard at work tweaking their BlackBerry app and today have released version 1.9 with some new improvments. The features as still coming along, and some minor tweaks and fixes have helped out things like battery life this time around. Updates include:

  • Sort Check-ins - Quickly sort your nearby check-ins by time (most recent check-in) or by distance (closest check-in).
  • Photo Upload - Now change/upload a profile photo via your BlackBerry!
  • See Specials Nearby - Now you can see what venues feature specials when searching for what's nearby.
  • BlackBerry Maps Integration - From a venue details page, click on the Google map tile and automatically get launched into BlackBerry maps.
  • Improved Battery Life - foursquare is always focused on battery performance and has made a few improvement. Expect even more improvements in the future.
  • Improved Location Support - Additional improvements have been made to location, allowing for better location support when checking in.
  • Small Tweaks & Fixes - foursquare is always listening to user feedback and making small fixes & tweaks along the way.

To download foursquare for BlackBerry free and check out all of the new features, head to foursquare.com/blackberry/beta from your device

39 comments

dispatcher307

I got an error on my 9650 when I tried to download and install: 907 invalid COD.

03trdblack

Me too. Same 9650 phone, same error.

pete.foursquare

pete from foursquare here. did you try to install directly OTA or did you first download the file and then install? I ask because we only support OTA downloads.

bito3178

Delete old version and then try again. I used the link here on cberry n its all working fine.

BlackSheep2007

I had to delete the old version first then it installed fine.

Griffspen

And that's the extent of my contribution to this post.

Diggs31

Well that was the most helpful thing I've read, thanks for wasting my time.

xstex

Foursquare hates you.

mstiffany7

I really don't get how someone has the time to do this or would even want to note their every location. Seems kinda lame.

Prey521

It's lame to you because you don't understand the concept behind it. I like to compete with my friends on who has the most points/badges. And how does this take any time? You get to a location, whip out your phone and you Check-In...30 seconds maybe? Only takes a little longer when you have to Add the venue if it doesn't exist.

rlhammon

Having to add in all of these venues took so much time. Every place I went to I was adding and adding, to the point at which I just gave up.

Seems to me that Foursquare could have done a dump to the database somehow to help populate their venues. I'm going to download this update and see if it has improved at all.

mstiffany7

Yep, still lame... The comments part gets maybe 1/5 of a point but other than that, couldn't you just ask your friends about "so and so" place and they could tell you about it that way? BB's still have the actual phone function too right? Just asking... =/ I'm still not understanding why I would want to virtually "check-in" wherever I go. To each his own...

xstex

Other guy is right, you have no idea how it works, I like to look at suggestions people have left at venues such as restaurants, it gives me an idea of what is good, so please do understand an app fully before you make a comment as that feature is very useful.

III 4U2NV III

I've already replied to a similar comment below but I guess you didn't have the time to continue reading. Is every second of your time really accounted for? The time you took to write that comment, I would be "checked-in" already. That's like someone asking you where do you find the time to read and reply to comments on a message board.

mscooley

Otherwise, you'll be the cod error. Uninstall old, reboot, install.

BBMaverick

Definitely a welcomed update! Foursquare rules.

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BBMaverick

BTW, I just downloaded the newest one from the Foursquare website, installed, and rebooted when prompted. No errors or removing of previous versions for me.

rassailor

Too bad foursquare is blocked in China, but i know there is something that could be done in the application so we can jump the wall as ubertwitter does.....Gosh i miss the Check-in's and the badges.

webmastir

i don't think i'll ever understand why people use foursquare. it's just such an unnecessary service that many others already can/could provide.

Prey521

Yes, but who does it better? Loopt was OK, but I like the Competitive aspect of 4Square with the Points and Badges.

Diggs31

My friends and I do take the points seriously, that's the fun part!

xstex

All the people I know use foursquare, no other ones, that is why?

III 4U2NV III

Why post such a question? That's just like asking why people use MySpace, Facebook, & Twitter. Or why people play mind numbing games or why people have hobbies. People do it just to do it. And it's not like it eats up an hour of your day to the point where you're ignoring your responsibilities. You get somewhere, whip out your phone, search places, check-in, boom 15 seconds right there. It's something to do, it's free, and that's it. My short term memory is terrible, I like looking at my history seeing all the places I've been and gone. I also use the tips other people have left for example on restaurants, a tip for an entree suggestion. Becoming mayor, earning points and badges are just bonus.

On the flip side, I don't understand why people like yourself post such comments. It's like things that don't interest you is a waste but I'm sure there are things you do that people would find unnecessary as well.

tidebuzz

I would love to have a picture upload as a check-in, in an update. I just think it would be cool.

spam

The Foursquare app for webOS (Palm Pre & Pixi) includes Flickr integration, allowing users to check in with a picture (shown as a link to a Flickr upload). Very cool...in fact, the webOS app, developed by a third-party developer named Zhephree, is worlds cooler than the already-decent ones developed by the Foursquare team themselves. (And yes, I've already told the guy that I wish he was the one making the BlackBerry app!)

blakeberry

I downloaded to my Bold 9000. Works fine. Have the older version on my Storm and have not uploaded the new version.

Pathfinder3#CB

I downloaded to my 9630 without any issues. Didn't have to delete the old version or get any errors.

jzachlee

Does this new version of foursquare include the latest feature released by BlackBerry - Locate Service with GPS-free geolocation?

lraed74

Does this work finally on Storm2? I couldnt get past some error, geo something, to register on the previous version.

champr

Are there seperate version for touch screen and non-touch screen phones? Updated the latest version yesterday but when I try to click on the any of the settings, profile & history or manage friends items nothing happens.

I am using a Storm 9530 running 5.0.0.328.

III 4U2NV III

The older version worked fine on my 9530 but when I was prompted for the update today, I went ahead and downloaded and installed it. All the tabs work fine except for the "Me" page (for settings, profile & history, etc). I did notice that if you set the app to Compatibility Mode, it works but the Keyboard shows up and I can't get it to disappear.

Solutions...??

marek.hajn

Already downloaded to my 8900 Curve. It's working well, but I've found only few new features.
But I really like it and I use it on every day basis checking in to venues and also adding new venues.
But still not so many users here in Czech.

kjfehn

To the foursquare guy:

Here are some things you need to fix.

1. On the login screen you have to use the enter key (twice)to login, you cannot just hide the keyboard and press the login button.
2. Then opening tips and to-dos on the check-in screen, the keyboard does not appear. Every other BlackBerry app on the earth lets you press the BB button and then press "Show Keyboard", but I have never seen this work on fourquare. The only way I have found to get this to work is to keep clicking the box where the text would be typed until the keyboard magically appears.

nyrfann

I've seen a dramatic (postitive) change in battery life since installing the new version.

jayemmbee

too the point you can leave the app on all day? or GPS wont drain your battery left and right?
I use it and turn it off and then turn it on again, if It had better life Id leave it on while i travel and use bbm
but I love the app, I love becoming the mayor and getting badges

fayek

that blackberry maps integration sounds pretty cool! might come in handy when i need to get directions for a location on foursquare!

oap81

Give it about a year 4sq will be the hot thing (twitter,facebook) . I love checking in,and i also like to see what other people have to say about venues,restaurants and things of that nature.

III 4U2NV III

Agreed, they already have over 2 million users within the last year of starting so they must be doing something right.