With Foursquare and PRIV, You’ll Always Find the Best Local Spots

Foursquare is the ultimate city guide in your pocket. Pair Foursquare with the 5.4-inch display and the physical keyboard on the PRIV, and you can see the full picture of where you’re headed, without encroaching on your screen real estate. Foursquare will find you the best places to eat, drink, shop, or visit – in any city in the world. And with access to over 60 million short reviews from local experts, you are a local no matter where you go.

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(Originally posted on the Inside BlackBerry Blog)

Personalize your recommendations by informing Foursquare what you like – be specific, like “craft beer” or “fried chicken,” or more general, like “outdoor seating” or “romantic places.” Each search will be tailored to the types of places you’ve been, how you’ve rated spots in the past, and picks from the friends and experts you trust to help find new great places to try. Not sure what you’re in the mood for? Just open Foursquare and you’ll be given a rich list of the hottest places in your area that you’re bound to love.

When you find a place you’d like to check out, dig in and check out the short reviews so you never miss out on the best thing to order or experience there. You can also see photos, menus, hours, other helpful things like whether it’s good for groups and families. You can even call an Uber from Foursquare to get you there!

If you stumble on something great you’d like to try later, Foursquare has you covered. You can easily save places to a list and quickly get back to those places at any time. Places you want to go are important, but so are the places you’ve been. Foursquare will give you a deep history of the places where you’ve been and adjust its recommendations for you as you rate them. When you have something to say about the place, simply slide out your PRIV keyboard, leave a tip and help other people in the Foursquare community find their perfect place.

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Interested in turning every day into a game? Then you should check out Foursquare’s other app, Swarm. Earn prizes and compete with friends based on the places you go. See when your friends are hanging out nearby so you never miss out on the fun!

You can check in to earn prizes and climb the leaderboard to see who is having the best week. Using Swarm, you can keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve hung out with, all while collecting interesting insights like: “That’s 5 weeks in a row at gyms!” or “That’s your 25th time hanging out with Kyle!”

As the first BlackBerry device powered by Android, the PRIV by BlackBerry is the ideal combination of form and function, plus unhindered access to the Google Play store. With the PRIV, you can now use apps like Foursquare and Swarm in an enhanced and innovative new way.

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