Foursquare this afternoon announced the roll out of new mobile web venue pages, designed to make sharing venues with your friends much more user-friendly.
When friends who don’t have Foursquare follow a link to a Foursquare venue on their phones — whether you’ve shared it on Twitter, Facebook, email or text — they’ll find these new, slick venue pages. They feature photos, ratings, a map, hours, specials, popular tips and even the ever-useful “people talk about…” data. They essentially cover everything you’d find within the Foursquare app itself.
The new mobile-web venue pages are Foursquare’s first major update to that portion of their mobile website since photos were added in late 2010. They now closely match the redesigned check-in detail and badge pages that were updated a month ago.
These pages are often the first bit of Foursquare that non-users see, so it’s important to keep them up-to-date and show off some of Foursquare’s best features in hopes they’ll install the app themselves. It also makes it more likely Foursquare users will share venues with their friends if they know they’ll be shown useful information regardless of the platform they’re on.
What do you think of the update pages?