Christmas weekend Foursquare started with the private beta for their Blackberry client. There are about a 1000 beta testers at this time, according to Foursquare.
The current beta is geared towards trackball Blackberries – the Storm is working, but the app is not using all of the options a Storm has (touchscreen, tilt functionality, etc). The final version will be using the full Storm functionality according to Foursquare.
There are several enormous benefits for Blackberry users. I found the mobile site at times very frustrating:
- I kept moving around between cities, even while I was checking in.
- The login itself failed sometimes even though I was typing in correct username and password (I think it was related to which login I used – the normal one on the main page or the mobile one)
- If the app knows what city I’m nearest, and it can show the location of my venue on a map, why can’t it determine the location of where I am automatically?