Foursquare Gives Yelp a Challenge on Ratings

Foursquare is trying to one-up Yelp with its latest mobile app tweaks.

“With today’s iOS update, we’ve made finding the best place on-the-go even easier,” Foursquare announced on its official blog.

In short, now when you search for somewhere to go in Explore, you’ll see a score from 1 to 10 next to the name of a place.

The platform says this is preferable to Yelp’s mode of operation.

“Instead of other sites where every place gets 3.5 stars, we come up with our scores using the same foursquare magic that powers Explore,” Foursquare brags. “We look at signals like tips, likes, dislikes, popularity, loyalty, local expertise and nearly 3 billion check-ins from over 25 million people worldwide. And, with every check-in and Explore search, our scores will get smarter and better.”

For now, Foursquare is asking users to download the update and find “some new places to try.”

To check out the update for yourself, click here.

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