Foursquare this afternoon launched v2.0 of their iPhone app. It brings tips and todos to the forefront and adds new options for mapping them directly from the app.
The update moves tips and to-dos to the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, making it easy to find nearby tips and to-dos with just one tap. You can search for tips from just your friends or from everyone. You can also see them on a map.
Your to-do list is now closely integrated with the changes made to to-dos on the website today. You can see your recent to-dos or your nearby ones, and they can be plotted on a map just like tips. Any venue where you’ve left a to-do now shows a dog-ear, just like the website, so you can easily see the places you’ve marked. If you’ve added a to-do at a venue, it will be prominently displayed on the app’s venue screen. A pop-up will also appear any time you check in to a venue with a to-do to remind you about it.
Tips are integrated into every venue screen, with your friends’ tips highlighted. You can add any venue to your to-do list directly from the venue screen.
Foursquare is having some trouble keeping up with the demand caused by the new app. Their API has been down off and on since it was released. They’ve also now tweeted that they’ll be rolling out the changes to everyone over the next few days. The same changes will be coming soon to the Blackberry, Android and WebOS apps. All other apps based on the foursquare API can begin integrating the changes immediately.
Overall this is a very nice update that starts to bring together many of foursquare’s goals for changing the way we experience things in the real world.
What do you think of all the new changes in foursquare 2.0?