A new version of Foursquare for the iPhone is on the way and it will feature a revamped interface, a brand new user tab, and a new checkin history view.
Looking at the images from Foursquare 1.6, the first thing you’ll notice is that the interface has been totally revamped. The colors, icons and menu layout are all completely restyled and rearranged in a much more appealing manner.
For instance, check out the new Shout and User Profile pages. They look almost indistinguishable from their current iPhone counterparts:
There are also a few new features. For instance, users have a profile screen that contains checkin history and friends that is accessible directly from the menu at the bottom of the app.
Friends’ Checkins also now have a pull-down to refresh mechanism, that harkens back to Tweetie 2.0 for the iPhone.
Friends info pages have also been completely redesigned and friend-by-friend ping control is much more attractive.
All in all, just looking at the screenshots is making us drool. We’re not sure when this release will actually hit the App Store, but we wouldn’t bet against a SXSW release.
Update: OK, we think we’ve figured out what happened. For a few minutes earlier today, 1.6 was available via the App Store. The update was pushed out too early and Foursquare has since pulled the app. The company confirmed on Twitter that this was a little “pre-release hiccup,” adding that the app will be released “next week.” So next week boys and girls, next week!
What do you think of the new look? Let us know!