When Foursquare released version 5.4 for iOS in December, they changed the post-check-in flow that users had grown accustomed to over the past four years. Instead of being taken to the post-check-in screen that shows points and connected apps, they’re now dumped back in the venue screen to learn more about the place.
There’s an easy, one-tap way to get back to that old screen, but it’s not intuitive or easy to find. Most people don’t even realize the box is tappable (as evidenced by the demo videos from countless Hackathon participants who invented all sorts of convoluted ways to get there).
To get to the connected apps, simply tap the translucent box at the bottom of the venue screen that says “You’re here!” (note that it will disappear if you scroll down; scroll back up to make it reappear). You’ll be taken directly to the old post-check-in screen that shows you your connected app. You’ll also be able to add photos to your check-in, see your points, share the check-in with your friends on Twitter and Facebook, and delete the check-in.
Hopefully future versions will make it more obvious that the connected apps are still there. Foursquare put a lot of effort into getting developers to create connected apps and then essentially hid them from everyone. Judging by the number of connected apps created at the Hackathon, it’s clear they’re not going away any time soon.