Search is the core user action in Foursquare. The goal here was to get users to a search results page as quickly and effortlessly as possible, all while keeping all of the robust search features. We removed all required inputs allowing empty searches which would return 'All Places' in a selected area, we made selecting a named area bring the user directly to results and rather than, as we had previously, use an empty map to select an area to be searched before executing the users query we bring the user to the results map, allowing the search area to be modified there.