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4th & Mayor Checks-In With New Tile and Mango Features

November 18, 2011 No Comments

4th & Mayor has now checked into the Windows Phone marketplace with a new tile and most importantly many new features for us to enjoy. Many of the features being made possible by the Mango update like in app pin-able live tiles, fast app switching, etc.

Check out this HUGE changelog and if you love foursquare and have a Windows Phone – you need to install this free app!

Big Changes

  • Quick Check-in now respects your Foursquare settings preferences for pinging Facebook & Twitter
  • New Live Tile Studio for organizing, customizing, renaming, and enjoying pinned places.
  • Fixed bugs where places pinned to the start would disappear after a phone restart.
  • Performance improvements and user experience tweaks
  • Integrates with Bing Local Search on the phone
  • Supports Windows Phone 7.5 features like fast app switching
  • Lists support from Foursquare, the new way for sharing information about places and tips, replaces “todos”
  • Maps of nearby friends
  • Maps from place pages will show your current location and the destination place

Changes and Features of Note

  • More fluid transitions between pages and experiences
  • Checkin photos appear inline when looking at all your friends’ check-ins
  • Checking in will no longer show places from far away when you’ve been on the move
  • More informative progress messages during data operations
  • Checkin photos can be marked as being viewable by everyone or just your friends
  • Adds direct Leaderboard access from the main application bar
  • The app’s small icon now matches your accent color instead of the bright red background
  • You can find more friends quickly by searching through your phone’s contacts
  • Simplified experience for learning more about a friends’ check-in
  • Better privacy: the app no longer uses your anonymized ID or device ID for push registration

Minor Changes

  • After checking in, you’ll get information about the services that were pinged with your check-in for confirmation
  • Adds a confirmation when you hit ‘sign out’ app bar menu item
  • The legal information is shown if you come back to the page from elsewhere on the phone or app
  • You can now view the high resolution profile image of people
  • A full resolution user photo will be used when pinning people to the start screen
  • There is a dedicated settings page now, it is no longer hidden away in the your profile page
  • Supports the selection of the classic tile for those who loved it


App Info:
4th and Mayor is a quick, clean, simple foursquare client for Windows Phone, created by Jeff Wilcox in Seattle.

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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