Foursquare Explore, which is used by "over a million times every day" for personalized recommendations by "25,000,000 members," is now "available to everyone, even for people who haven't checked in or signed up," the company posted.
The company says, "even if you've never checked in, Explore still can make great recommendations based on a number of signals, like what's popular in the neighborhood, new places, places that are trending at the moment, where experts go, and what's popular on that day of the week."
4sq explains, they've been tweaking and improving the formula that supplies recommendations, "analyzing and re-analyzing our nearly 3 billion check-ins and 30 million tips to find the keys to the best recommendations."
The company is also running an experiment to see if they can provide best local reommendations to "without any check-ins," -- and says, that "thanks to 3 billion check-ins and 30 million tips (and a bit more magic behind the scenes), we've gotten really really good at it."
Adding, "It's flexible - search for a type of place, a particular item, or a specific place. "Because Explore searches through those tens of millions of tips, we can find exactly what you're looking for," 4sq said.
Further, they write, they're in the process of adding even more information to its listings - "like when a place is open and how much things typically cost there." And, in the meantime, you can try searching for things like 'cheap' or 'late night.'
Finally, if you download Foursquare on a phone, "the company can then customize Explore based on what you like, where your friends have been, and show you money-saving specials," 4sq added.
To try it out now yourself, just head over to Foursquare.com and type in what you are looking for --"No need to create an account."