Foursquare has launched a new version of its mobile application for the iPhone, Foursquare 4.0 that lets you recieve notifications to check-in base on where you are at any moment. In a blog post, the company said that: “Today, we’re super excited by what some of iOS 5′s newest features allow us to do. Specifically, say hi to foursquare’s ‘Radar,’ a huge step in the evolution of the foursquare vision.”
Radar sends notifications to users based on where they are to remind them to check-in. These alerts are triggered in several ways: when users are close to a place they’ve added to their To-Do list, when they’re close to a place that’s on a Foursquare list they follow, or when three or more friends are checked into a nearby venue. The Radar feature works whether the Foursquare app is open or not.
Foursquare further stated that “Now, if you follow a list, like the 101 Best Dishes of 2011, foursquare will let you know when you’re next to one. Or you save that yoga studio to your To-Do List (because you really want to try it); we can remind you when you’re close. Or, better yet, if you’re driving home and three of your friends are getting together nearby, we’ll tell you so you can meet up.”
After you download the latest version of the foursquare App and turn on Radar, your iPhone running iOS 5 will help you spend more time with the people and places around you.