Foursquare speeds up check-in process in iPhone app

The check-in process for Foursquare on the iPhone app just got a lot quicker with a simple "tap and hold."

Jason Cipriani/CNET

Foursquare recently updated its apps with new credit card specials and a revamped Explore view, but the update also included a faster check-in process for iPhone users. The latter feature wasn't included in the change log, but it was discovered by Apple Insider shortly after the update went live. Today, Foursquare officially announced the feature on its blog.

If you updated last week to version 5.5 from the App Store, you already have the speedy check-in feature. Here's how it works:

Tap and hold the venue you'd like to check into for a few seconds for a quicker check-in experience. Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

When you view the list of venues to check in at, you simply long-press on the venue you'd like to check into and wait for the green bar across the top to go across your screen. You're instantly checked in, with no prompt for a shout.

Now close the app, put your phone back in your pocket (resist the urge to check Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), and enjoy where you're at instead of wasting the experience by staring at your phone.

The new feature is a welcome addition. In the past I had covered a couple of apps to speed up the check-in process on both iOS and Android, but it wasn't an ideal solution. This is a step in the right direction. 

Read the full CNET Review

Apple iPhone 5

The Bottom Line: The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe. / Read full review

About the author

Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

ARTICLE DISCUSSION

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

Hot on CNET

CNET's giving away a 3D printer

Enter for a chance to win* the MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer and all the supplies you need to get started.