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4th & Mayor version 3.0 gets a full changelog to go with those screenshots

Yesterday we noticed Jeff Wilcox sharing a few teaser shots of the highly-anticipated version 3.0 update to 4th & Mayor  on Twitter, which promised a few features like deep-linked tiles and a new nearby friends map. Now Wilcox has shared the full changelog with WPCentral for version 3.0, and boy is there a lot to be thankful for before Turkey Day. It’s a pretty massive list so the full version can be found after the break, but we’ve picked out a few noteworthy bullet points:

  • New Live Tile Studio for organizing, customizing, renaming, and enjoying pinned places.
  • Integrates with Bing Local Search on the phone
  • Supports Windows Phone 7.5 features like fast app switching
  • Lists support from Foursquare, the new way for sharing information about places and tips, replaces “todos”
  • Checkin photos can be marked as being viewable by everyone or just your friends
  • Adds direct Leaderboard access from the main application bar
  • Better privacy: the app no longer uses your anonymized ID or device ID for push registration

WPCentral has also learned that the update was submitted for approval on Sunday, so that means we can expect it to go live any day now! Stay tuned for the release and in the meantime peruse the full feature list after the jump.

Source: WPCentral

Big Changes
  • Quick Check-in now respects your Foursquare settings preferences for pinging Facebook & Twitter
  • New Live Tile Studio for organizing, customizing, renaming, and enjoying pinned places.
  • Fixed bugs where places pinned to the start would disappear after a phone restart.
  • Performance improvements and user experience tweaks
  • Integrates with Bing Local Search on the phone
  • Supports Windows Phone 7.5 features like fast app switching
  • Lists support from Foursquare, the new way for sharing information about places and tips, replaces “todos”
  • Maps of nearby friends
  • Maps from place pages will show your current location and the destination place
Changes and Features of Note
  • More fluid transitions between pages and experiences
  • Checkin photos appear inline when looking at all your friends’ check-ins
  • Checking in will no longer show places from far away when you’ve been on the move
  • More informative progress messages during data operations
  • Checkin photos can be marked as being viewable by everyone or just your friends
  • Adds direct Leaderboard access from the main application bar
  • The app’s small icon now matches your accent color instead of the bright red background
  • You can find more friends quickly by searching through your phone’s contacts
  • Simplified experience for learning more about a friends’ check-in
  • Better privacy: the app no longer uses your anonymized ID or device ID for push registration
Minor Changes
  • After checking in, you’ll get information about the services that were pinged with your check-in for confirmation
  • Adds a confirmation when you hit ‘sign out’ app bar menu item
  • The legal information is shown if you come back to the page from elsewhere on the phone or app
  • You can now view the high resolution profile image of people
  • A full resolution user photo will be used when pinning people to the start screen
  • There is a dedicated settings page now, it is no longer hidden away in the your profile page
  • Supports the selection of the classic tile for those who loved it

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Saad Hashmi

Founder of Windows Phone Daily. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Information Systems. While procrastinating on that goal I write, play games a little too often, and watch exorbitant amounts of mediocre half-hour comedies because I lack the patience to watch hour-long dramas that are probably better. Follow me on Twitter: @Saad073