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Foursquare and Xbox One SmartGlass Beta pick up small updates on Windows Phone

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta

Updates are always welcomed, especially for apps we use and love daily. Today two such apps are receiving small updates - Xbox One SmartGlass Beta and Foursquare, both on Windows Phone. Let's find out what's new and improved in the latest versions of these two apps.

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta

The latest update is now at version 1.0.07 in the Windows Phone Store, however the changelog is from the prior update. We're not seeing anything jump out as new to us in this update, so please let us know if you spy anything different. The ability to 'like' items in your activity feed and game clips was from the update last week.

QR: Xbox

Fourquare

Sigh. Still no Swarm app for us on Windows Phone, but Foursquare is getting an update today. This update brings the app to version 3.5.7.0. Sadly, no changelog is found here today. You'll have to let us know if you spot anything different in this update.

QR: Foursquare

Thanks for the tips everyone!

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Foursquare and Xbox One SmartGlass Beta pick up small updates on Windows Phone

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I mean it's been out for awhile on Android. I installed it on my wife's s5. Wasn't it does to be out soon after for WP? Out are they going with that "soon"?

Yep yet again us WP users have to wait much longer for an app than those on other platforms. Still by all accounts Swarm is pretty crap. Bring back mayorships!

 

Normally I have to load up the map app to get my location then go back to Foursquare to get it to update my location.

Foursquare app is universal app but I don't see any design similarity between phone and windows 8 version

Universal doesn't necessarily mean it has the same UI. As far as I know it means the devs can use the same code for PC and Phone with a custom UI depending on screen size. Also means they can charge once and let you have the app on both PC and phone.

UI was never the selling point of universal apps.

How about features? One of the features that I always want on windows phone version is check in with friends. Can windows 8 version check in with friends?

yup, same here on 1520 8.1. crashes on startup. uninstall/reinstall doesn't fix it, either. I feel bad for their developers. Must be freaking out and running around in circles with their hair on fire right now :)

Foursquare's live tile is now more live. It flips and displays more info. And I haven't had any issue, the app works well.

Fourth & Mayor is the best Foursquare app, so sad that some companies cant even make their own apps properly...

In foursquare, the status bar is now visible. Before I had to swipe down the action center a little bit to peek at the location status. It's an ugly change IMO because it overlaps with the foursquare logo and it clutters the map a bit.

You would think with all the money MSFT gave foursquare they would give us a swarm app and make a decent foursquare app.

To be honest I am afraid Crowley and his gold digger wife used all this money (and that of various seed rounds) in order to find a cosy place in the Hamptons and to secure their premature exit from 4sq. :-(

4th and Mayor is 10x better for Foursquare ;). It even updates using your Me! Tile if you download the social extension.

There's a Smartglass section in the Xbox One update preview forums. The current changelog is in the "Current Wave (1407)" section.

Update to Foursquare?  Don't 'spec I've ever scen't them two words so close together 'fore now. lol.

This "like" business is not my cup of tea. I would be happy if they ditched that. It also does not work FO the activity feed. Further, does it record who "likes" what? Not sure what the point is if it doesn't.

I did try several times, no joy. It worked for the video clips, but not the feed. Still struggling to see the point though.

When will we be able to get the AMEX offers via Foursquare for windows phone. It angers me that I have to borrow someone elses phone to get the cashback offers.

Since the update, my Foursquare app no longer works.  App keeps crashing.  I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app, but still won't work on my Lumia Icon running Windows Phone 8.1.  Anyone have any suggestions?