Foursquare Drops Anchor on Apple iPad with a Redesigned Big-Screen-Friendly Interface

December 18, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

After debating endlessly about setting foot on iPads, Foursquare has finally entered the larger screen. Your favorite local restaurant search engine is now up for download  on iPads.

The revamped app borrows much of its features from the smartphone counterpart, with some fair tweaks to rub shoulders with larger screens. Travel suggestions and points of interest are now presented in a redesigned manner with a carousel on the top, or on the left of the map when being used in landscape mode.

Places of interest in the current week will be prioritized so as to be displayed in the feeds section, which would also be showing restaurant suggestions, tourist and expert recommended places.


However, iPad users may still have to wait to ‘check in’ to locations using their device, as Foursquare makes the entry alone and not alongside Swarm.

The app was first teased by the company in the early weeks of December and was announced with the aim of strengthening its hold among users.

Earlier, Foursquare split its app services to dual apps, dedicating the original app for travel planner while taking check-in feature to the new app called ‘Swarm’.

While users continued with the check-in feature on Swarm, Foursquare revamped itself to be a competitive rival to apps like Yelp. The extension of the app to iPads also reveals their intention to make it an even stronger competitor among similar apps.

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