Foursquare is a location-based social networking game that lets users “check-in” at venues and meet up with friends nearby (Foursquare for iPhone is shown in Figure 4-1). The app handily combines everything from Core Location to push notifications, and its ambitions run deep. It aspires to be a multipurpose tool for socializing, complete with Yelp reviews, maps, nearby tweets, and user profiles. Despite its breadth, Foursquare maintains an economically-designed interface that makes the iPhone’s screen feel bigger than it is.
Figure 4-1.

Foursquare’s careful tabbed interface packs data into a friendly format.


User Profile Phone Number Power User Coffee Shop City Guide 
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