Foursquare has just pushed an update to its iOS app with a simpler Explore tab that makes it easier to see friends and suggestions. The app also has several new search categories that let you find places you’ve been to or places friends have been.
The app has also gotten a performance overhaul and Foursquare says it’s much quicker now. The iPhone 5 is fully supported, with a lengthened interface, and its gotten iOS 6 support, obviously.
The new design of the Explore tab fits well with the new emphasis of Foursquare towards friend recommendations and check-ins, rather than impersonal discovery. You can now see way more check-ins in the map view, which looks great on the iPhone 5.