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Massive Update for 4th & Mayor App on WP7

June 29, 2011 No Comments

4th & Mayor the popular Foursquare app has recieved a huge update from it’s developer Jeff Wilcox. If you enjoyed using 4th & Mayor before, you will definetly get a kick out of it now. below are a few of the new features detailed on Jeff Wilcox’s blog.

  • The ‘places’ are gone from the main page – there’s a new check-in experience now, just touch the “check-in” button at the bottom of the main page to open up the list of nearby places (it’s fast!)
  • This retires the dedicated ‘Shout’ button – Foursquare’s decided that going forward it makes more sense to only attach shouts to check-ins, so that’s where it is
  • Trending places near you have moved away from the check-in experience and into the ‘explore’ feature
  • Explore adds the new Outdoors category
  • Explore now holds both nearby specials as well as the trending places nearby, instead of those polluting the nearby places list

Faster, more responsive

Big performance improvements; the instant you touch the display, there will be a reaction; no longer is the delay that many people were seeing with the original series of the app.

Super quick way to check-in

It is now faster than ever to check-in to a place.

  • Start 4th & Mayor
  • As soon as it appears, touch the ‘Check-in’ button in the application bar – even before your friends’ list loads!
  • Select a place to sign in
  • Quick sign-in, or do a more complete sign-in

The nearby places list now shows a lot more places than before, loads quickly, and it will update as you walk around – the location should be more accurate now. Also, there’s an “add venue” button, “search”, and refresh, all at the top.

To check-in to a temporary place (“venueless”) without adding it to the 4sq database,

  • Search for a place
  • Move to the bottom of any search results
  • Select the ‘check-in here anyway’ choice, without adding to the foursquare database

Note that ‘Quick Sign-In’ now respects your preferences for notifying Twitter and/or Facebook about your check-in’s – this is a new change from the v1 series.

Add photos to your check-ins finally

Check-in photos (as many as you want) can be added to your own check-in’s. Note that your friends can see these, and when they go to the same place and look at “photos”, they’ll see any check-in photos you may have posted there.


App info:
4th and Mayor is the ultimate Foursquare client for Windows Phone, created by Jeff Wilcox in Seattle. Enjoy foursquare even more thanks to a fresh user experience and interface that works the way your Windows Phone intended.

Version 2:

  • Accurate location reporting more often
  • More responsive
  • Replaces the Places pivot page with a dedicated Check In button and experience
  • Lets you add photos to check-ins
  • Expore profiles, including leaderboard progress, favorite categories and top places of friends
  • Quick check-in respects your sharing preferences
  • International users now get the complete maps experience, too
  • Fixes a crash when checking in to a place too quickly
  • Retires the dedicated Shout button
  • Revamped user experience and interface
  • Many, many other improvements and bug fixes – thanks for the bug reports!
  • Explore is updated, adds the Outdoors item, moves Trending Now and Specials into new items

Are you new to foursquare?Foursquare is a service that helps you find new ways to explore your city by checking in to places that you enjoy. You can find out more at http://www.foursquare.com/

This application uses the foursquareâ„¢ application programming interface but is not endorsed or certified by Foursquare Labs, Inc.


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