Foursquare has released version 2.0 of its iOS app today, and while the overall look and feel of the app seem to be the same, the location startup has added a few welcome new features.

On the Foursquare blog, the company makes it very clear – Foursquare isn’t just about check-ins:

“When we started foursquare, we dreamed it would be much more than check-ins. We really wanted to build tools that would help people collect and share their real-world experiences.  Today we’re rolling out the 2.0 version of our iPhone app as well as a new way to connect it to the web.”

The new app splits up the To-Do and Tips in what is a pretty logical move – they really aren’t the same thing. This shows up in the main bottom navigation bar, as well as on other screens, such as the check-in screen. Also, once you’ve added a To-Do, Foursquare “dog-ears” it for you and it shows up the next time you check-in (or just check-out) a venue.

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Here are the improvements listed on the iTunes page:

  • a whole new To-Do List – easily organize your exploration.
  • everything on a map – see your nearby friends, Tips, and To-Do items.
  • redesigned venue and profile pages – more relevant information from your friends.
  • more stability.

Good stuff, but one thing is for sure – no iPad app yet with this release, which is something we were really hoping for. We’ll take a deeper look once we can update the app (not showing up in updates yet for us).