Apple is said to be in talks with Foursquare to add the company’s data to its Maps application. According to WSJ, “the partnership between the two companies would lead to local data from Foursquare being incorporated into Apple’s Maps app.”
This will presumably give users more information on destined locations and it would compete with Google’s own Map solution that released on iOS last week.
Meanwhile, Foursquare has released an updated app for iPhone that now let discover new places, make the most of your visits, and see interesting insights after every check-in.
The updated Foursquare app for iPhone now show the most important stuff up top when a user tap on a place’s name, like the rating, address, hours, menu, and phone number. Plus, “big, swipeable photos” added to the app help you get a sense of what it’s like.
Once you’ve checked in, Foursquare will now show “who else is there, popular tips to help you order, and an easy way to leave a tip or rate the place for better personalized recommendations in the future.” And, by just tapping the gray bar at the bottom of the screen, you can see how many points you earned.
Foursquare also simplified experience for after you check in “now highlights an important takeaway from your visit.” “You might see a tip about your friend’s favorite dish, that it’s your 106th week in a row at the gym (nicely done, Tristan!), or that after all those sushi excursions, you’ve finally achieved level 10 of the Bento badge,” the company adds.
Grab te updated Foursquare app from the iTunes App Store.