Foursquare recently released an iteration of our check in flow. In addition to making checking in feel faster, we wanted to make the check-in feel more about location visually; the map is meant to make checking in appear as if you’re placing yourself on it.
We also removed a large inline tap target to the venue page. Collecting qualitative data from previous iterations of this flow, we found that people unintentionally clicked this tap target, thinking it was the next step in the check in flow.
Because super users sometimes use the check in flow to access venue information without checking in, we still wanted to leave the venue navigation functionality intact. Instead of a tap target inline, however, the venue title in the navigation bar now taps through to the venue page for people who want to use the check in flow this way, without distracting from the task of checking in.