Before, when there were OpenTable options on a Foursquare listing, you were redirected to the mobile Web or another app. With today’s update, users can browse availability and reserve a table without leaving Foursquare. The app pulls in your name and phone number from your Foursquare account to make booking fast and easy.
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Foursquare says the integration is powered by Button, a mobile startup that allows different apps to connect with one another. Previously, the app used Button to allow users to call an Uber without leaving the app.
It’s a tiny update that should please Foursquare users who still rely on its suggestions for nearby restaurants. I admit I may not use it as much anymore where I live, but it’s been helpful when navigating foreign cities.
The update rolls out today on both iOS and Android, and is only available in the US for now.