Foursquare is rolling out a new suggestion feature that will use location information to push nearby recommendations to users. (It’s currently in limited release to select Android users.) The company says it will factor more than four billion check-ins and 32 million tips into the new push notifications, which should help resolve prior issues with location accuracy.
The application will send users a notification whenever they’re near a location that has recommendations—for instance, by alerting them to a restaurant’s best dish. According to the company, the new feature won’t cause significant battery drain; running the application in the background throughout the day should be equivalent to playing 20 minutes of Angry Birds.
This feature is only available to a few thousand select Android users for now, although Foursquare says it will bring it to all Android and iOS users in the near future.