Official Foursquare app for Windows 8 checks in the Store

Foursquare Windows 8 app screenshot

Foursquare, the popular location-based social networking service, has now released an exclusive app for Windows 8, which of course is free and anyone can download from the Windows Store starting today. This is the first app of Foursquare designed specifically for large screens.

The Foursquare app for Windows 8 has everything you can expect from the service. Once the app is installed, you’ll be able to discover new places nearby such as restaurants or local attractions without even having to be logged in. But of course that the app shines when you’re logged in, which let you access to all your check-ins, options, and other personal information.

Navigation is pretty straightforward, you can swipe from the bottom-up or right-click to get access to the available app commands such as list, check-ins, or friends. Or you can navigate right and left to see a list of trending places and see locations on an interactive map with filters.

The Foursquare app really keeps up with Windows 8 Metro style design, this is an app totally coded in HTML5 and JavaScript, and is really snappy too. We have yet to see other popular apps in the store like Facebook, Flipboard, and many others, but at least is good to see another valuable app in the Windows Store.

Features

  • Instant suggestion right from the start
  • Full screen images
  • Create list and save places
  • Thumb-up or thumb-down places
  • See trending, recently opened, or relevant nearby places
  • Get directions, hours, and photos
  • Check-in of course

Gallery

Details

  • Category: Social
  • Languages: English (USA)
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Permission: This app needs access to the internet and location
  • Price: Free
  • Publisher: Foursquare Labs, Inc.
  • Download: Get it from the Windows Store

Supported architectures

  • x86/x64 (Windows 8)
  • ARM (Windows RT)
About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.