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  1. Show current distance to a venue every time the Location service is used again

    I click in checkin. The list with venues shows with current distances. But I think after click in some venue my position is refreshed. So I want to know my distance to the venue in the venue page.

    It will be helpful too because in pinned venues you can't see your distance.

    Sometimes I find a place where I want to do checkin (first checkin of the day for exemple) and it shows 230 meters. After I click in the venue and go to the map my position is near, like 30 meters. Looks like it is the time when…

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      This would be a nice touch for v4 of the app, thank you – this is a good idea as today it is based just on when the places nearby are found, but not again when you move. Thanks for the idea.

    • Use the original orange color for unlocked specials

      It might be a good idea to use the original Foursquare orange color for the "unlocked special" page (instead of the phone "accent color" which is used right now). This would make the page graphically more consistent with flyers and guides published by Foursquare, both for the user and people working at the venue who actually have to process the unlocked special claim.

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      • Include American Express Foursquare specials

        If foursquare allows this for 3rd party apps of course...
        This seems to work jsut fine on the official Iphone app, but neither 4th and Mayor or the official wp7 foursquare app seems to display american express offers... :(

        13 votes
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        • 32 votes
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          • Show Venue Hours

            Show the venue hours from the API on the Info pivot.

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            • Build a Windows 8 version (RT/Surface/desktop)

              I like it, but any chance it'll make it to Windows 8?

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                Technically possible, I’m waiting to find out more about Surface sales and how many people would find a tablet interface nice for 4th & Mayor before investing the substantial amount of time in such a release.

              • 35 votes
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                  I’ll review this for a release after 4.0. Does anyone know if this is the current behavior of the official iOS app for foursquare, or did they change this with the timeline alterations, etc.?

                • Add Event Checkin

                  Ability to check into events as locations.

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                  • Superusers need a way to edit and merge locations from a mobile app.

                    As a foursqure superuser, I frequently am editing and merging foursquare locations, but I have no good way to do so on the go. I currently have to mark the location in a to-do list and come back to it and make the edits at home. Being able to make edits on the fly, or review and approve other superusers edits would definatly improve the overall experience of the 4sq community. I would be happy to help in any way that I can.

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                      As a su myself, there are some options – mostly though for venue owners (not superusers) through the standard 3rd party API. I’ll look into it – but likely this behavior either is going to take some time to get out, it is a new sub-product almost.

                    • Switch between Bing and Google Maps

                      In some places, gmaps are much more detailed than bing ones.

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                      • Show your history under "My Profile."

                        I'm thinking of adding History as a pivot option in addition to "profile" and "social."

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                          Right now on your profile, “check-ins” can be touched and it will open a page that shows your history under the profile.

                          It will show maybe the last 15-25 places, but scrolling beyond is a limitation of the current 4th & Mayor app.

                          I will consider for future releases what it would take to add paging or infinite scrolling to go through additional old check-ins.

                          Thanks.

                        • Sort by Distance

                          Show the list of places ordered by distance

                          63 votes
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                          • Let me see all my friends, in the friends page

                            Currently I see only my friends who are nearby and then towards the end I see friends who r in other cities. If you can combine them it will be great.

                            To elaborate more. A friend from another city who checked in a place a minute ago should be displayed at the top rather than down in a different section.

                            Thanks for the great app.

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                            • Add "Recommended" to Explore list

                              Would be great to have the "recommended" feature in 4&M.

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                              • 4 votes
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                                • Allow option to post new Badges to Twitter/Facebook when Auto-Ping is disabled

                                  I don't like posting all my checkins automatically, so I have Ping Facebook/Twitter by default turned off. I have configured Foursquare to automatically post my new badges. However, I have noticed that they don't automatically post. Is there a way to have 4th&M use the Foursquare settings or to provide a way to selectively post individual badges to Facebook/Twitter?

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                                    This is under review, but it may not be something I can control – I believe this is based on a setting that foursquare has and it is automatically managed (not 4th & Mayor that does this logic, but foursquare’s social network servers).

                                  • Fix the Facebook check-in toggle to prevent it from getting stuck "on"

                                    Posting to Facebook is a default for me, but for "boring" check-ins, I like to turn it off. Sometimes the check-in screen has the Facebook option enabled but disabled/grayed out. When the Facebook toggle is stuck on like this, the app will actually post the check-in to Facebook. I have to get out of the app once or twice and come back in before I can check-in without posting to Facebook.

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                                    • 14 votes
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                                      • Show Nearby Places Without Press check-in

                                        Nearby places should be in the main page pivot

                                        19 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                          Although this was in the 1.0 family of versions of 4th & Mayor, it was removed at the same time that the official foursquare apps for iOS and Android removed the list of nearby places, moving it to a separate page for check-in only.

                                          The idea is that the Explore tab/pivot item is now used to show nearby places of interest, more than just any nearby place.

                                          What do you think the scenario would be here of seeing nearby places outside the check-in page?

                                        • 30 votes
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