January 21, 2010
Foursquare for the Blackberry: May Stick with Browser for NowFoursquare for Blackberry is finally out....watched some industry pals who got their paws on it early, like Louderback and others play with it at CES.
I am heading to Europe today with a Blackberry that won't work there, but I just downloaded it to give it a quick test before heading out. First impression: it's slow, but it is likely because of the fact that TechCrunch covered it today so everyone else is trying it out too.
I don't like the fact that when I want to check in, it shows nearby places first so I have to scroll and search rather than just type in the place I'm at, i.e., the web browser version. Don't make me work for it. Twitter doesn't - it gives you a window for your tweet. Google gives you a window for your search. I expect the same thing when I type in my location.
I also can't figure out where to change locations/cities, which I do often. This option should be dead easy, i.e., change location button at the top. The "more button" doesn't give you anything other than an email address where to send bugs. Hopefully they will have added this and it's a speedier experience by the time I get back from Europe or I very well may continue using it on a browser. While it's clearly not as slick as the app, at least I have more options.
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I think you are missing the point of the proposed list. As I've been seeing on the iPhone and now BB the list is based on your travel patterns and intended to make it faster to check in. That's at least how it's been working for me. The iPhone client is considerably faster regardless and I tend to use that first, but like having Foursquare on my BB as well.
Posted by: Jonathan Greene | Jan 21, 2010 5:11:49 PM
Perhaps, but the list was long and I wanted a simple option of a window to simply type where I was, just like every other app in the same scenario. Should have both options. I travel frequently so there may not be as much repeat 'returns' to locations as someone who lives locally and goes to the same coffee bar every day.
Posted by: Renee Blodgett | Jan 21, 2010 5:28:58 PM
I have had the same experience with the foursquare. I am hoping that they will come out with a newer version that will run a lot smoother and quicker and be a little easier to use. Thanks for making me feel like I have some company in my frustration.
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