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EatsNearby is a foursquare client for Windows 8. While the user isn’t required to sign up or login with foursquare, if he or she does so, the app will show their friends’ recent activity, foursquare recommendations, and allow the user to check in to venues and share tips with friends.

Some technical specifications:

  • Written with XAML/C#
  • Supports landscape, portrait, and snapped views
  • Includes search contract - search for a venue from the start screen
  • Shared data across apps (roaming settings)
  • Both secondary and live tiles - pin your friends and favorite venues to your Windows 8 start screen!

Here are the libraries this app is using:


Bing Maps SDK for Windows 8


Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8

TCD.Serialization (for serializing complex types to/from XML)

Let me know what you think of the app, either by rating it or leaving feedback at!




esskar Dec 6 '12 at 11:45
very nice. i think i will put that on my windows phone (as soon as i get one). 1 up for you. feed me back!
Sandra Walters Dec 6 '12 at 14:43
Thanks for the comment! This isn't for Windows Phone, however, it's a Windows 8 app.
user1606266 Dec 3 '12 at 11:24
A must have on windows 8 tab and laptop.
Sandra Walters Nov 21 '12 at 21:55
One thing I'm struggling with is how to get user feedback on my app and respond to it. Feedback through the 'rate and review' system, while helpful, can't be directly replied to. All along I've had a support email link in my app's About area, as well as a link to a website with a suggestion page available. NOBODY uses either of these. Instead, I see things like "I can't log in" in the review section, with a one-star rating... ARGH. If anyone has any thoughts to share on this subject, I'd love to hear from you.
Software Developer Dec 1 '12 at 15:56
Grow tough skin? :) Users suck sometimes I like Googles move to attach reviews to public persona. Something that is frowned upon is having scrolling in two directions, and I wish the visual display from inside a place with the photos were brought out to the place search with the map. I felt like the account stuff could be under settings but can understand having it out on the screen when first starting. It's a lot of content to try to figure out how to arrange with great spacing and presentation. This is really great work can't wait to see what it evolves into. Thumbs up here and in the store!
Sandra Walters Dec 2 '12 at 11:29
Thanks for the feedback! This isn't about 'tough skin' but rather the ability to provide tech support to a user with an issue, or simply to provide feedback about a feature that's inquired about. I suppose if the users really aren't interested in resolving the issue, there's not a lot I can do.
Arun Nov 21 '12 at 9:17
nice idea man.. started using the app already!
Logan Alan Nowak Nov 15 '12 at 8:33
Looks amazing. I might start using FourSquare for this.
Sandra Walters Nov 15 '12 at 13:05
Wow, thanks very much! :)
Abhinandy Oct 27 '12 at 18:04
Socializing is great idea
Martin Oct 21 '12 at 21:48
Looks like a nice app!!
Sandra Walters Oct 19 '12 at 17:11
Finally in the store now after a 14-day queue time!!
KevinM1 Oct 13 '12 at 19:58
Any chance for a WP8 sister app? This just screams "Put me on a phone!"
Sandra Walters Oct 15 '12 at 22:36
Definitely, just not sure on the timing yet :)
Mamta Dalal Oct 12 '12 at 3:33
Great idea! Looking forward to seeing more
Software Developer Oct 11 '12 at 2:21
I love the app logo, very nice.
Sandra Walters Oct 11 '12 at 16:15
Giving credit where it's due, this logo is based on an icon from Syncfusion's Metro Studio package, with the foursquare mayor crown added to it. They have some great icons.
Software Developer Oct 11 '12 at 23:36
Ah nice. I use a lot of wingdings and webdings and now segoe symbol font characters, will have to check out Metro Studio too
John Koerner Oct 10 '12 at 22:53
Looks like a great start. Where are you pulling your data from?
John Koerner Oct 10 '12 at 23:33
Wow my reading comprehension is way off today. I was just looking at the pretty pictures :).
Sandra Walters Oct 10 '12 at 23:33
From foursquare. :)