Rob Pegoraro's post on Microsoft | Latest updates on Sulia
An aging Foursquare client shows a downside of Microsoft's checkbook approach to Windows Phone app development.
The elegant, sleek Windows Phone app Microsoft commissioned for Foursquare has often been held up as evidence of what you can do on that platform--even if paying for developer support isn't cheap.
But lately, I can't help noticing how Montreal-based Nventive's app still doesn't support features Foursquare added months or years ago. For instance, it doesn't let you select an event when you check into a venue.
You could hope that a new version will remedy those oversights, if not catch up with the discovery and notification options Foursquare just added to its Android and iOS apps. But this app saw its last update, a minor maintenance release, in October: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/foursquare/26cf3302-469f-e011-986b-78e7d1fa76f8 .