Foursquare delivered a version of its social networking app for Microsoft's Windows 8 on Wednesday, focusing more on local discovery than actually checking in and meeting friends.
For Foursquare, the app allows the company to continue pushing away from its roots as a way to alert friends of your location, and as an avenue to discover what's going on around you. For Microsoft, however, the app is a validation of a promise it made at its Build conference this summer, when it said that a number of big-name apps would land on Windows 8. Foursquare is the first, although apps like Facebook are probably more eagerly anticipated.
In keeping with the Windows 8 design style, however, the Foursquare app appears to offer a bright, interactive way to find local events and places to eat nearby. (The Foursquare app for Windows 8 is currently rolling out, Microsoft saidI wasn't able to download it from my work account at press time.)
"Discovery is a huge part of why I am really excited about Foursquare for Windows 8," Microsoft chief blogger Brandon LeBlanc wrote in a blog post announcing the app's arrival. "With Foursquare, I regularly find all kinds of new places to visitwhether it's a new restaurant try or some new local attraction (such as a state park or museum)."FoursquareThe main page of the Windows 8 Foursquare app.
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