Foursquare has updated its iOS app to version 5.3.5, featuring check-in highlights, the ability to discover recently opened places nearby and a faster, redesigned check-in screen.

Today’s update, which is not yet available for Android users, doesn’t stray away from Foursquare’s standard iterative release process, but still features a few noteworthy changes. Foursquare asks users to “look out for check-in highlights under your friends’ check-ins,” and to “try some recently opened places nearby.” For those beginning to feel a bit of holiday warmth, Foursquare suggests you search for “peppermint” or “cider.”

Below, you can see the redesigned check-screen (left), in comparison with the previous screen’s design (right). The new look exhibits a darker, more consolidated design, which leaves a large gap at the bottom of the screen. The check-in screen also moves place titles to the top, where “Check In” previously was. Place addresses have also been omitted, in exchange for a map — a logical choice, as users don’t need to see the address they’re checking into when they’ve already arrived.

photo 730x542 Foursquare for iOS gets a faster, redesigned check in screen and check in highlights

Not to err too heavily on update details, Foursquare has shared a random fact about version 5.3.5: it’s the company’s first “palindromic version number since version 3.0.3 in April 2011.”

Foursquare recently crossed the 3 billion check-in mark, averaging 6.2 million check-ins daily. Check out the app via the link below.

➤ Foursquare for iOS

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