HASLOO BLOG
 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Engadget: Foursquare Explore for iOS rates places by check-in popularity, doesn't see stars

0 comments
Engadget
Engadget
Foursquare Explore for iOS rates places by check-in popularity, doesn't see stars
Nov 6th 2012, 01:46

Foursquare Explore for iOS rates places by checkin popularity, doesn't see stars

Gauging the quality of a restaurant or store through star ratings is often just slightly more reliable than picking blindfolded; one undercooked stir fry may tank the ratings for what's otherwise a stellar eatery. In that sense, Foursquare's revamped Explore for iOS users is a long-overdue replacement for an old concept. Rather than let the overly emotional guide our decisions, the update assigns ratings from a 10-point system based on how many people check in, how many are regulars and the number of tips or likes -- in short, the degree to which people actually like to visit. Imagine that. Foursquare hasn't said when Android and other platforms will see the Explore switchover, but it shouldn't be too long before everyone knows where the local hotspot is without a few exceptions spoiling the rule.

Filed under: , ,

Foursquare Explore for iOS rates places by check-in popularity, doesn't see stars originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Foursquare Blog  |  sourceApp Store  | Email this | Comments


You are receiving this email because you subscribed to this feed at blogtrottr.com.

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you can unsubscribe from this feed, or manage all your subscriptions

No comments:

Post a Comment

About the Author

Image result for mario garcia philippines

Written by Hasloo Network staff.