Foursquare received a surprise makeover today, and no, Oprah wasn’t involved — but there is a revamped UI and some behind the scenes enhancements to get excited about. Foursquare hit 5.0 today, and brought with it an Ice Cream friendly UI, a re-imagined Explore system, faster check-in, and more. The focus seems to be more on social discovery versus mindless check-in.
Foursquare 5.0 automatically gives you more personal and relevant recommendations based on each of your check-ins, your friends’ check-ins, and the more than 2,000,000,000 check-ins from the foursquare community. Foursquare promises this isn’t simply a “fresh coat of paint” but a whole “new” app — which they apparently have big plans for.
So, take it for a spin, and then check-in and let us know what you think.