December 20, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
An upcoming version of Foursquare for Android will enable members to check-in with photos and comment on friend activities.
Foursquare unveiled a new version of its iPhone app and promised that the Android app would be updated later this week with similar functionality. The new photo system will allow users to provide tips on dishes at restaurants or show an image of a venue to make it easier for friends or anyone else to know what to eat or where to go. Following this week’s update, a different upcoming version will include sharing photos with other services and a “more useful place to store all your old photos.”
The new Foursquare also updates its comments section to better realize the original goal of service: helping friends meet-up. If someone checks-in at a venue, friends can provide a tip about what to do, what to order, or ask if he or she would enjoy some company. That could lead to another friend commenting and you could have several folks meeting you for coffee or drinks (if you so desire). Another update will add “an easier way to keep track of all the comments you’re getting,” but no date has been given for that feature.
According to The Next Web, photos attached to check-ins are only viewable to friends, but photos attached to Tips are viewable to anyone who browses that venue’s Foursquare page.
UPDATE: We just got a reminder from picplz that their Android app supports photo check-ins right now! Download picplz from the Android Market and you’ll be able to share it in a simple manner.