August 1, 2014

Foursquare unbundles app, introduces Swarm to locate friends

Swarm

Foursquare have taken to their blog today to announce a fundamental change to their App and by doing so have introduced a new App called Swarm.

The company identified that you spend a lot of time asking friends where they are whilst you are out at the place you’ve just checked into using Foursquare. Consequently, they’ve chosen to break the App out and bring the ability to see exactly where your friends are with Swarm.

With Swarm, you can easily see which of your friends are out nearby, figure out who is up for grabbing a drink later, and share what you’re up to (faster and more easily than you can in Foursquare today).

Swarm will be available on iOS and Android in the coming weeks and can sign up at swarmapp.com to be notified when it’s ready.

In addition, Foursquare are revamping the way their App works by offering a discovery-based approach on places they think you’d like to visit. The company says they are also still working on this, so whilst it seems Foursquare are fundamentally changing the way it all works, nothing is yet out for us to take for a test drive.

Are you excited for the Foursquare change?

SOURCE: Foursquare