Foursquare Updates Android App to Version 2.0
Following the recent update of Foursquare for the iPhone, the Foursquare for the Android platform has now been updated to version 2.0, also. As with the iPhone version, Foursquare has split the Tips and To-Do, which Foursquare believes will help users accomplish things on their To-Do list faster. Users can now more easily add venues to their To-Do list, as well as see how popular any given venue is with other Foursquare users. Last, the new Foursquare application also offers a new function called "Add to My Foursquare." With this function, users can find venues on the web and, with a software tool being distributed by Foursquare for web site developers, click a link that adds the venue to their To-Do list. Foursquare says a number of web sites have already started adding the "Add to My Foursquare" function already, with more to follow. The update is free from the Android Market.
Chrome for Android Now Supports Push Notifications
Android users can now tap into push notifications from their favorite web sites. Google updated its Chrome browser this week with support for personalized notifications that come directly from the web.
Gmail Gains Third-Party Add-Ons
Google today added support for add-ons to Gmail on the web and Android devices. Add-ons allows power users to bridge Gmail with other business apps for smoother productivity and workflows.
Instagram Improves Trend and Search Features
Instagram today revealed a new version of its mobile app that introduces two significant changes. First, Instagram has reimagined the "explore" function to better reflect trending stories, conversations, and news.
Google's Allo Messaging App Lands On the Web, Sort Of
Google today brought its assistant-backed Allo messaging application to the web. Allo on the web requires Google's Chrome browser and can only interact with Allo on Android smartphones for now (iPhone support is coming later.) Google says Allo web access requires the latest version of the mobile Allo app on your handset in order to function.