New Foursquare app for Windows Phone 8 announced, now live in the Store

One day after Windows Phone 8 users received the new Hulu Plus app, they’re being treated again to another major app: Foursquare. While Windows Phone has had an official Foursquare app for some time on the platform, the new version is a complete overhaul.

Co-developed with Microsoft and Nokia, the new app is a completely new UI, is much faster to use and is simply gorgeous.

From a blog post by Foursquare just posted:

“The new app has all the best Foursquare features, each tailored for the Metro UI — beautiful maps, great insider tips, trending places, and more. Some of the Lumia models even integrate Foursquare data into their augmented reality experience (!!!), so it feels like you’re in the future when you’re finding cool places and money-saving deals.”

Indeed the app is quite a joy to use. And good news for Windows Phone 7 users, as an update overhauling that version is expected in the coming weeks as well.

Pick up the new Foursquare app for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store. All Windows Phone 8 devices, though it has feature optimizations for Nokia Lumia phones.

It’s version 3.0 and being so new, it may take a few hours before it propagates through the marketplace to your region (we got it on our end, so we know it’s live).

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.