4th & Mayor is not the official Windows Phone 7 Foursquare app

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the status of the official Windows Phone 7 Foursquare application which has disappeared from the Marketplace a few days ago. The Link to the original applications now point to Jeff Wilcox’s awesome 4th & Mayor application so people assumed that it replaced the original app and became the official app for the platform.

This is apparently not the case according to Microsoft’s Global ISV Representative Liz Ngo who said that the company is working on a new version of the official Foursquare application. The company is just highly recommending 4th and Mayor right now as an alternative until the newer version is released.

I am here to give a special shout out to our friends from both the foursquare and Windows Phone communities. Over the last year, we have discovered and learned from many of you that Windows Phone 7 is a great leap for Microsoft. In the spirit of this, foursquare will soon unveil a new foursquare mobile app that will take advantage of some of the unique capabilities, features, and experience for Windows Phone 7.

Until then, we encourage you to explore a great foursquare application, built by a 3rd party developer, called 4th and Mayor. It includes rich functionality like photos, comments, new leaderboards, the Explore feature!
Keep up the enthusiasm, keep up the dedication, and we will continue to keep you posted as we continue to develop the new official foursquare mobile app for Windows Phone 7.

You can grab it here.

source: Microsoft via J.Wilcox