Early this week, we told you that Foursquare, the highly popular location-based social networking app, will be redesigned with personalized maps. But so far as the report is concerned, no exact date was announced. Well, the folks over at Foursquare apparently doesn’t have plans of keeping its users waiting and hanging. Today, the redesigned app has just been launched live. Essentially, the interface has changed with three tabs at the bottom of the screen, instead of the previous version of the app that had 5 buttons. Also, the “Friends” tab now features bigger photos for easier navigation as you browse through the tips, lists and places. Users can also “Like” on the activities of their friends with a touch of a button.
The layout of the app is also much nicer and more organized. The “Explore” tab will reportedly display what’s around you automatically without performing a manual search. Even better is that you’ll now be able to view where your friends are on the map. Foursquare said that users can still use searches to manually browse through the categories. By the way, the “Check In” button has also been moved to the top-right corner of the screen. Foursquare said that this was simply a design choice to make the button more accessible, so you can use your thumb to quickly check in. So, if you love using Foursquare, it is now available in the App Store for free. Unfortunately, no word for a release date in Android and other mobile platforms has been heard. So, guess I’ll have to wait.