The new features are coming fast and furious at Foursquare. Today the location based badasses rolled out a way for users to curate lists of tips for explorers visiting New York during the summer, staying with a few friends in Greece, or just jet setting around the world looking for restaurants with the best view.
This builds on the ‘Explore’ tab which Foursquare added to its mobile app earlier this year. Curated lists of tips can act as a sort of guidebook to an unfamiliar city or a particular style of tourism (i.e. budget, historical, hip-hop) or type of cuisine.
“Oh, hi 4sq, welcome aboard the list train,” Tweeted Dinevore founder Jeremy Fisher, whose service has long sought to create lists of curated tips for foodies in New York. Mr. Fisher didn’t seem at all put out by the entrance of a large, local competitor, later tweeting out a list he created on Foursquare of his favorite SF eateries. “The Foursquare lists release draws equal inspiration from Gowalla, Dinevore, Foodspotting and Scoville, and that’s a good thing for everyone. ” said Mr. Fisher. ”The more lists the merrier.”
One nice thing about the new lists feature is that it auto-completes using data Foursquare has built up about the areas and venues you frequent. So if you start a list about great bars in Brooklyn, it will suggest the watering holes where you are already mayor.
We redid our Visitors Guide to Silicon Alley as a Foursquare list. Tell us what we missed in the comments and we’ll add it in.