Foursquare and Nokia have long partnered to create apps for Nokia phones dating all the way back to the Symbian days. Today they announced at the Mobile World Congress that new Lumia phones will come pre-installed with Foursquare — an all new version of Foursquare.
The new version, expected to be released in March, will feature the usual Foursquare features along with several items exclusive to the Windows Phone version, including speech integration; NFC for check-ins, friends and more; and app-to-app integration “so that HERE Maps work directly from within the app.” WP Central has posted a detailed description and the sneak peek video above.
Windows Phone users not on Lumia phones will have access to the new app, too, but Lumia owners get a special version enhanced with augmented reality.
Foursquare’s first app for Windows Phone was built by Microsoft, but became outdated shortly after it launched and was pulled from the market. A third-party app, 4th & Mayor, stepped in to fill the gap. Microsoft later funded and released a completely rebuilt version of the app, but many users still regard 4th & Mayor as the preferred Foursquare client on the platform.