Late last night Foursquare rolled out their latest update, Foursquare 3.0 which include a number of new features including including check-in recommendations, revamped leaderboard, and new deals for businesses.
The new ‘Explore’ tab has been designed to allow you to tell Foursquare what you are looking for to then allow Foursquare to hep you find the location nearby. The suggestions that Foursquare will then make back to you are based on a large range of factors including: the places you’ve been, the places your friends have visited, your loyalty to your favorite places, the categories and types of places you gravitate towards, what’s popular with other users, the day of the week, places with great tips, the time of day, and so on.
With the new release Foursquare has pushed the leaderboard feature further forward to their goal of motivating you and your friends to go out and explore the real world and a means to visualise your adventurousness by completely revamping the leaderboard completely.
The new leaderboard is now designed with a sliding 7-day barometer of you and your friends where check-ins now trigger points for dozens of different types of actions, from discovering new places to trying new types of restaurants, visiting new cities, getting groups together, hanging out with old friends, and a few things you might not expect say Foursquare.
For more details on all the new features and updates, jump over to the Foursquare blog post.