Foursquare on Wednesday released a new app for Windows 8, making good on a promise the company made earlier this year. The app marks Foursquare’s first-ever foray into big screen territory, and exhibits stylings familiar to Windows 8 users. The UI is patently tiled, while still maintaining what makes Foursquare good in the first place: discovery. Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley said the new experience makes “it fun to search” for places in your area.
Foursquare’s core purpose is still intact—checking-in to your favorite spots—but the service has really evolved into searching and discovering. On Windows 8, Foursquare claims the experience is the richest the company has ever built, and is especially suited for larger displays. As you can see in the above gallery, the new app feels right at home on Windows 8, with a layout that’s very visually pleasing and easy to understand. There’s now more detail in every corner: trending, best-rated and interactive maps that can be filtered.
For a deeper explanation about what Foursquare’s new Windows 8 app offers, you can check out Microsoft’s new blog post. And if you can wait to see what pizza joints are near you, you can download the app in the Windows Store now (though keep in mind it’s slowly rolling out, so you might not see it just yet).