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.
Enter to win a BlackBerry KEY2 LE and prize package from CrackBerry!
New year, new giveaway! Enter to win a BlackBerry KEY2 LE!
Save $150 on the BlackBerry KEY2 from GoTalk
For a limited time, GoTalk has knocked $150 off the regular price of the KEY2 in Silver or Black when you use coupon code KEY2XMAS at checkout.
Twitter announces new controls for conversations, available globally now
Twitter has announced that it is changing the way conversations work on Twitter, bringing more control to users so as to make Twitter safer and more comfortable.