Earlier today we let you know that Foursquare was updated to v5.5. What we didn't know at the time was what new features were included in this release. This all-new version, we have learned, now comes with something completely new and a first for BlackBerry users called Foursquare Explore. Explore allows users to find all the best places nearby without having to sign-up or sign-in. That's right, even those without accounts up can view recommendations for nearby places and top picks without being required to log in.
- Customers will now be able to search for all of the best places nearby with photos, tips, hours of operation, and menus -- features that were previously only available to Foursquare account holders.
- With more than three billion check-ins and 30 million tips, Foursquare can put forth recommendations based on what's popular in the neighborhood, where the experts go, the time of day, and more.
- Foursquare becomes even more powerful once a customer signs up for Foursquare and begins to check-in. Customers that have signed-in can enjoy a more customized experience based on what they like, where their friends have been, compete for mayorships and badges, as well as enjoy money-saving specials and discounts.
- RIM has been working closely with Foursquare to provide customers with a quick and convenient way to start searching for places immediately.
Foursquare with Logged-Out Explore can be downloaded by any BlackBerry device running OS 5 or higher at the link below. Be sure to let us know what you think about this latest upgrade in the comments below.