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Using Foursquare to Enhance Your Travel Choices

Foursquare has retooled to become a force in the Internet search and research business. It offers a vast number of well-researched places to eat, drink, and visit while you are traveling. Additionally, there are many reviews that provide insight from other travelers. The format is easy to use and visually stunning.

  • cir_1.jpg In the App Store, search for the Foursquare app. Tap Get, and then tap Install to load the app. Tap Open to start using Foursquare.

  • cir_2.jpg When you open Foursquare the first time, it asks permission to use your current location. Tap OK to allow, or tap Don’t Allow if you prefer not to let the app know your location. Foursquare is able to offer you more relevant results if you allow the Location setting.

  • cir_3.jpg Next, Foursquare asks permission to turn on notifications. Tap OK to allow the app to send you an email whenever someone you know makes a post. Tap Not Now if you prefer not to be notified.

  • cir_4.jpg Along the top of the main Foursquare screen, you see several options from top picks to coffee to shopping, and many more. Slide the bar to the left to see all categories.
  • cir_5.jpg Swipe up from the bottom to see categories including Trending this month, Recommended by experts, Best restaurants in the area, and more. For the purpose of this example, let’s look at the restaurant Iron Roost.

  • cir_6.jpg The Iron Roost Foursquare page begins with the vital information including address, hours of operation, and telephone number.
  • cir_7.jpg At the bottom of the screen, swipe up to see several impressive photos of the food at the Iron Roost.
  • cir_8.jpg Next, tap the middle area with the map for more information about the restaurant.

  • cir_9.jpg Tap the symbol on the map to get an expanded view of just where the restaurant is located.
  • cir_10.jpg Tap View Menu to see what is offered at the Iron Roost. The next page shows the menu at this restaurant.
  • cir_11.jpg Tap the arrow at the top left to return to the details.
  • cir_12.jpg Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to see more information about the restaurant.

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