Foursquare
Download
  • Review
  • Download
  • Screenshots
  • Discussions
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare
Foursquare

Review Foursquare

Jay Feldman
7.4Good
Lots of settings, nice interface
Functionality forcibly split into Swarm app, functions slowly
Foursquare for Android is - or rather, was - a great way to stay connected with friends. Check-in at local destinations, see a live interactive map of friends and make connections.
Foursquare is one of the most popular local networking apps. It makes use of your GPS functionality to track your activities and share them with friends. So if you’re ever sitting around wondering what to do with yourself, this app will display a local map populated with the current location of your friends, and what they are doing. Sure, it can also be an effective stalking app, but if used responsibly, Foursquare is a great way to stay connected with friends and family.
For the most part, the app functions smoothly. As per usual, the GPS maps hang here and there. But there are a host of convenient features and the menus are easy to read and follow. The data here is quite exhaustive and results are displayed based on your current location. However, you can also easily search alternate locations by just entering the zip code, city or just pinch zoom the maps.
The biggest flaw this app possesses is their decision to essentially split the functionality in two. Foursquare has now branched off into Swarm, and a lot of users aren't happy with this new app being crammed down their throat. Talks of mutiny abound and to hear longtime users complain about it, this is the beginning of the end for Foursquare. I’m not so sure about that, but a lot of people are really pissed off.
Foursquare remains a highly functional networking app, however the decision to strip part of the original app’s functionality in order to claim dominance with a second, redundant app, might spell trouble.

Final ratings

Usefulness 8/10
Usability 6/10
Originality 8/10
Design 8/10
Discussions
What do you think about the app?
Your rating
sign in with
or send anonymous
No comments yet, yours will be the first
We recommend
  • Feedly
    Feedly
    Neat reader app for Google Reader and RSS
    9.7
  • Any.DO
    Any.DO
    Program for scheduling events and tasks
    9.7
  • Yandex.Navigator
    Yandex.Navigator
    Perfect GPS navigator
    10
  • Buzz Launcher
    Buzz Launcher
    Everything but the kitchen sink kinda launcher
    7.4
  • Contacts Phone Dialer: drupe
    Contacts Phone Dialer: drupe
    A contacts app solving a problem you don’t actually have
    8.1
  • Skype
    Skype
    The best VoIP service in the world
    9.4
  • Weather Live
    Weather Live
    Pocket Weatherman
    8.7
  • Rounds
    Rounds
    Friendly and feature-oriented video chat app
    7.5
  • Deezer
    Deezer
    A solid music app
    8.4
  • Flipboard
    Flipboard
    Organize and discover stories and online content
    9.0
  • VKontakte
    VKontakte
    Official VKontakte app
    9.4
  • Swarm
    Swarm
    Ho-hum. It's just ok
    7.6
  • Memrise: Learn a new language
    Memrise: Learn a new language
    Dust off your brain cells and start memorizing
    9.0
  • Dolphin Browser
    Dolphin Browser
    Best mobile browser I've tried
    10
  • Runtastic Heart Rate
    Runtastic Heart Rate
    Measures and records your heart rate
    9.1
  • Flickr
    Flickr
    A hugely popular photo share and discovery app
    9.0
  • Photo Collage - InstaMag
    Photo Collage - InstaMag
    Create cool picture montages instantly
    8.2
  • Wifi Analyzer
    Wifi Analyzer
    Improve your WiFi signal for the best possible connections and speed
    9.0
  • PayPal
    PayPal
    Perhaps the most solid iteration of Paypal yet
    9.9
  • Dumpster Photo & Video Restore
    Dumpster Photo & Video Restore
    It’s just like the recycle bin from Windows
    9.6