While Betabeat really liked the Foursquare redesign, there was apparently one feature left on the chopping block that had users in an uproar. The “Nearby Friends” feature, which allows users to see what friends in their general vicinity are doing, was knocked out of the redesign, but today benign overlords of Foursquare announced that they’ve brought it back.
According to a post on the Foursquare blog:
We’ve been listening to all your #allnew4sq feedback, and with today’s update we’re bringing back the most-missed feature: the ability to switch between nearby check-ins and all activity.
Some people use foursquare to keep up with all of their friends, but sometimes you just want to know what’s going on in your city.
Unfortunately for Android users, who are apparently second class citizens and no this Nexus S-wielding reporter isn’t resentful about that at all, the update is only currently available on iPhone and Blackberry.
“Android, yours is coming soon!” promises Foursquare. Sure. That’s what they all say. 😦