Foursquare first pulled back the curtain on its native Windows 8 app back at Microsoft's BUILD conference last June and proceeded to keep the project under wraps since then. After quietly cranking away on the app for months, the team is finally ready to show off what they've been working on that Windows 8 app (along with the Windows RT version) are now available in the Windows Store
And here's the real kicker: they're absolutely gorgeous.
It's a far cry from the sort of Foursquare experience you're probably used to on your smartphone on mobile devices there's a solid chance you're just firing up the app, checking in to a location, and maybe scrolling through your feed to see where your friends have run off to.
All the usual functionality is there in the Windows app too you can check in, naturally, and add venues and locations to your lists for later in-person perusal. But Foursquare for Windows 8 is a visually sumptuous affair that's really meant to reach out, grab users, and most importantly, rethink how they interact with the service. Foursquare looks at its Windows app as a base station of sorts, a place where you can more comfortably dig up information on what's around you.
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