Swarm is the new app by Foursquare, the app where they moved the check-in feature. It’s an app that connects you with your friends and enables you to see who’s nearby or who wants to meet up later. The app is a result of the rebranding and renovating Foursquare. Foursquare split into two apps. Foursquare was the app that used to help you pick a place to go and help you keep up with friends, see where they’re checked-in or see a tip they left.
It seems like every user that loved Foursquare thinks of Swarm as an unnecessary confusion. Me for example, as a loyal longtime user, I still can’t get over the terrible decision they made to split Swarm off from [...]
The app that used to tell the world where you are just by checking-in and by receiving mayorships on the venues, is now gone. The newest version of Foursquare split into two apps. The feature check-in was removed and added to the new app, the one that they actually forced the users to download – Swarm. As a loyal Foursquare user since 2011, I am still annoyed that my favorite check-in app renovated and rebranded itself.
Now that the check-in is dead, Foursquare is a whole other thing. It was planned as a big step forward, and it actually is, but is far from perfect and as a longtime user I can tell that it took me a lot of patience until I discovered its [...]