Foursquare received a significant update today, adding new features like nearby friends and places on the home screen map, and a "Best Nearby" button that allows you to see highly rated locations in your general vicinity. Here's the full changelog:

We’ve made some big changes, making it easier to quickly find the best stuff nearby:
✓ Explore is at the top of the home screen so you can quickly find whatever you’re craving. Tap “Best Nearby” to see our top picks in the area!
✓ See friends and places nearby on the home screen map
✓ Access your to-do list and other essentials with the left drawer
✓ The check in button is at the bottom left
✓ Lots more!
We’re rolling out these changes over the next few weeks! Learn more at blog.foursquare.com

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The update is live on the Play Store now.