We’re just under a month away from the public launch of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system, but plenty of people already have it installed and plenty of developers are already experimenting with ways to take advantage of its new features and UI. One of those developers is Brandon Paddock, who’s building 4th & Square, a foursquare client for Windows 8.
4th & Square is designed for those times when your laptop is handier than your phone, like when you’re working at a coffee shop, for instance. With it, you can perform most of the functions of the foursquare mobile apps, including checking in, keeping tabs on your friends and using Explore to find things to do nearby.
The app also includes integration with some of the unique features of Windows 8, like a search charm that’s integrated with Explore so you can use foursquare’s expansive venue database and personalized recommendations for your local search. It also features optional Toast notifications.
4th & Square is free to try for seven days. After that you’ll need to pony up $1.99 to keep using it. The app is available in the Windows Store.
If you’re already on Windows 8, give 4th & Square a try and let us know what you think in the comments.