Location-based networking site Foursquare, which up until now has allowed it’s subscribers to “check-in” to venues and gain badges and points, is about to undergo changes, and for the better. The site which initially launched back in 2009 is growing considerably in user numbers and has now reached the 5 million mark. Following on from the site making an announcement on Twitter, it appears that the next version 3.0 of the iPhone app, will be available via the App Store, and hopefully as Debbie here at OSM reported, we will see the accessibility to upload and view photos at various venues.
The changes will bring a more individual personal feel, giving people the option to check-in to previous locations with the aid of recommendations from Foursquare. Users, with some guidance, will be told what they can hope to do whils’t there. As Mashable pointed out, according to Co-Founder “Naveen Selvadurai,” the site will emphasis more on users competing with oneself and not others for that ultimate mayorship.
In a recent statement he said, ”We want to make the game more personal. The leader board is daunting to some people. Going into the next phrase of our game mechanics, it’s about making the game more personal. It’s you against yourself.” As Venture Beat reported, it seems that Foursquare competitors such as Loopt have also updated their version to 4.0 and Gowalla with their new offering. How does this fair for Foursquare?
What are you hoping to hear from the new update? Let us know.
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