Despite the hurricane currently pounding their New York headquarters, Foursquare today pushed an update to the desktop version of their check-in detail pages. While it doesn’t offer much new functionality, the design is nicer graphically, providing a better match with the foursquare homepage for users without accounts.
The background of the page is now filled with a map showing the location of the check-in. The details, including shout, photos, comments, points and sharing buttons appear in a single, scrollable column. The bottom of the column shows more info about the venue, including photos taken there and the option to save it to a list.
This is the first significant update to the check-in detail pages since they were first launched in December 2010.
Interestingly, they only appear for logged in users at this point. Logged out users still see the old design when clicking links from Twitter or Facebook. The same design is now available regardless of whether users are logged in or not.
What do you think of the new design?