Nishtha KanalJul 10, 2013 13:30:55 IST
Foursquare has launched an all-new Foursquare app for Nokia’s S40 range of phones, including the new Asha devices. This release is bound to bring in a lot more users to the social app’s fold, considering the fact that S40 is still one of the world’s most popular operating systems.
The application’s new user interface looks minimal at best and will provide for simple discovery and check-in using your S40 phones. The application will come pre-loaded onto newer Asha devices around the world, as they go on sale in the next few months.
All-new app for Nokia S40 devices
Nokia has confirmed to Engadget that Foursquare on S40 devices will not require GPS to work. It will be able to pick your locality up, like how it does with Nokia’s Nearby, and give a list of places you could check-in to.
Symbian may have let Nokia down after years of domination, but the Finnish company’s S40 platform has been faring pretty well for itself in the past few years. Foursquare has chosen the right platform to develop as far as expansion is concerned.
The mid and low range market is where Nokia devices seem to be doing fairly well for themselves, especially when it comes to the Asha series that the company seems to be pursuing. Foursquare’s revamp for the application seems like it is finally taking keen interest in developing its services for the non-smartphone market, and it will only prove beneficial for the company.
If you already have Foursquare on your S40 devices, you can head over to Nokia’s Ovi Store to download the latest version of the app.