Foursquare is entering a new era. The long-time check-in service has undergone a radical redesign and reposition with its 8.0 release for iOS. No longer is Foursquare an app to check in at your favorite places and keep tabs on your friends – no, it’s now attempting to become the de facto recommendation engine for food and entertainment. The Verge has explained this repositioning quite clearly: The new app cuts through Foursquare’s massive corpus of data to answer one question: what if your food-finding app knew your favorite restaurants, but also your favorite foods?
Regardless of where you turn to find the best restaurants in your area, it’s no question that Foursquare is making a bold move into the arena dominated by the massively-popular Yelp. The 8.0 version of their iOS app takes this bold move quite seriously, bringing in a wonderfully simple and clear redesign.