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Foursquare launches new Android app earlier than expected

Foursquare may have just released a new iPhone application on Monday, but the company isn’t done with the upgrades just yet. Cofounder and chief executive Dennis Crowley just tweeted that the Android version of the new app is now available, complete with the new comments and photos features.

Though the company noted the Android version wouldn’t be out till sometime “later next week,” Android users are getting an early Christmas present. The reason may be a crowdsourced approach to testing the app, according to another tweet from Crowley.

The comments feature is meant to give users some added value around meeting up with friends and exploring around town and the photos feature will allow for users to attach photos to a friend’s comment or the venue itself. On Monday afternoon, Crowley said the new iPhone app was already seeing nearly one photo upload every second.

The New York City-based company, founded in 2009, has raised more than $21 million in funding. It currently has more than 40 employees in its hometown and a new engineering office it’s opening in San Francisco.


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