The Foursquare for BlackBerry beta that was opened up a few months ago has been updated to version 1.8.2, including some core improvements to the user interface, improved search, and a new “Me” tab, where you can review your check-in history. Foursquare profiles now let you launch into text messages or phone calls if the information is available, in addition to the e-mail shortcut that was available before. The search has been reworked in the places tab, so a text field is available right at the top – no need to launch through the menu.
If you haven’t heard of it, Foursquare is a relatively new mobile social network that thrives on people sharing the locales they’re visiting (be they restaurants, bars – whatever), gaining points for check-ins, earning badges for certain achievements, and becoming the unofficial Mayor of your favourite haunts. If you can’t find your spot, there’s a system of user-generated content that allows you to add new locations, which others can then, in turn, check-in to.
There’s no real changelog to speak of, but if you want to get exploring, go ahead to this download site on your BlackBerry to get downloading the latest version of Foursquare, or go to foursquare.com/blackberry for an overview. If you’re packing an Android, iPhone, or webOS device, they’ve got you covered there too.