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iPhone Design Award-Winning Projects by Chris Dannen

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Chapter 4. Q&A: Foursquare

Developer Name: Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai

Development Company: Foursquare

Tags: Visual Design; Connectivity; Client App; Workflow

URL: http://foursquare.com

Foursquare is a location-based social networking game that lets users "check-in" at venues and meet up with friends nearby (Foursquare for iPhone is shown in Figure 4-1). The app handily combines everything from Core Location to push notifications, and its ambitions run deep. It aspires to be a multipurpose tool for socializing, complete with Yelp reviews, maps, nearby tweets, and user profiles. Despite its breadth, Foursquare maintains an economically-designed interface that makes the iPhone's screen feel bigger than it is.

Figure 4.1. Foursquare's careful ...

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