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First Look: Foursquare checks in with a new interface

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First Look: Foursquare checks in with a new interface

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The app that lets you "check in," follow your friends, and find great new spots in your location just got a major interface overhaul.

Find out checking in -- coffee shops bars and sporting events is a common practice across many apps but it was foursquare that really made this social activity popular welcome everyone I'm Jason Parker for CNET. And this is a first look at the major redesign of reports -- The latest update the interface has been completely reworked to a much cleaner design. He can get to what you want quickly using only three tabs across the bottom of the screen friends tab which used to be only about checking in now offers big photos you can swipe to browse. Along with tips lists and places -- friends of saved. From here you can like or comment on an activity by touching a button for each new explore tab display is what's around you automatically. You no longer need to perform a search at a glance you'll now be able to see places around with the best bargains where your friends are currently nearby places you might like it still have the -- to search of course. You can browse through popular categories or you can type -- keywords to get results for the places around your current location sort of a standard search result of most of us are used to. -- you get results from your friends from people who visit the same type of venues like -- third tab and environs where you can look at your profile. Foursquare labs says that users asked for way to quickly view -- personal history of check -- Tips and likes so redesigned interface to offer more than just badges and stats you can -- -- big buttons -- -- current friends stats photos you about it. Tipster wrote badges you've burned -- -- possibly the most important feature to -- -- the check in button has been moved to the top right corner of the screen. Foursquare labs has this was simply designed to restrict about more accessible -- users found to quickly check in each of the design tweaks make the -- easier to use I think the new look will cause the resurgence of its popular -- folks at foursquare labs that they listen to user feedback. I think it definitely shows this latest -- you can grab the updated foursquare app now for both iPhone and endured for free thanks for watching everybody I'm Jason Parker for CNET. CNET dot.

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