There are a variety of services available now that let users share their location on the web. Even Facebook has its own check-in service. Though it is undeniable that Foursquare is the most widely used service amongst all. Foursquare apps are available for most platforms in the market and this service works just about anywhere in the world. Now the Foursquare Android app has been updated and it comes with exciting new features.
The Foursquare Android app is actually very popular amongst users. On the Android Market, it has over 80,000 reviews and a high rating. The app has nearly been downloaded ten million times by users all around the world. Needless to say, Foursquare is an insanely popular social networking service. Users can add friends and compete with them in a bid to rank ahead on the leaderboard. The service also offers impressive privacy options, which is one of the reason why Foursquare is loved by many.
Given the fact that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update was recently released, the Foursqaure app has been updated in accordance with it. Foursquare for Android now comes with NFC and Android Beam support. Support for NFC technology means that users can check in a location along with their family or friends just by bumping together their NFC enabled smartphones. If a location has NFC capability, users can check in to that place even if they’re there all by themselves.
There is a downside though. Not every Android device is compatible with the Ice Cream Sandwich update. At this point in time only two Android devices exist that are fully capable of running features this new Foursquare update comes with, the Nexus S and Galaxy S. Samsung Galaxy S 2 is going to get Android 4.0.3 ICS update possibly on March 1, so it too will make this list.
The new Foursquare Android app can be downloaded absolutely free of cost from the Android Market. Follow this link to get this app on your Android device.