Foursquare Swarm: The Check In App
By Foursquare Labs, Inc.
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Keep track of your adventures and turn every day into a game! With Foursquare Swarm you can remember the places you go and celebrate your accomplishments with stickers and coins. Stay connected to your inner explorer and have more fun along the way. Live your life more checked in.
• Compete with friends to see who’s having the best week on the leaderboard. Finish near the top to earn sweet bonuses!
• Think you’re a local? Then try to earn the title of “Mayor” at your favorite spots. But be careful, others will be coming for your crown.
• Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve hung out with. After you check in we’ll show you interesting little insights like: “That’s 5 weeks in a row at bars!” or “That’s your 25th time hanging out with Courtney!”
*A note on battery. We’ve spent *years* developing the location technology that powers Foursquare Swarm, making it extremely power efficient. But, as with all apps of this type, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 4.16
New feed, who dis?
In this release you'll find that you can now easily switch between a feed of your friends' check-ins and your own personal check-ins. A quicker, simpler way to see where YOU have been.
We also made it much easier to search your history! The search bar will be more prominent in more places. Narrow your search by typing in the name of a friend, a city, type of place, or the specific name of the place you visited. Go ahead and take a little scroll down Memory Lane. It's quite nice this time of year.
Still a great app/service, Watch app needs some refinement
I've been a Foursquare / Swarm user since the beginning, and I love the service. I think it's super useful to see where my friends have checked in (especially when traveling), and I frequently check in with Swarm to let my friends know where I've been and what I liked.
Since I own an Apple Watch I do most of my check ins from it and it is a really nice experience. I have only one problem: during check-in the sticker and text buttons (placed in the bottom-left and bottom-right corners respectively) are almost impossible to hit correctly. It seems like the hit targets for these buttons are more upwards and towards the center, very close to the check-in button it self. I had countless occasions when I tried to hit the sticker button, and hit the check-in button instead.
Please try to fix this, there are several apps that have buttons in the same area, but they are working correctly.
I love everything about Swarm. I know there are quite a few apps out there that track location history, but I prefer the layout of Swarm and love how it integrates with Foursquare. I use it primarily for tracking where I've been and it comes in handy a lot if I need to look back at that history. Our family also uses it and it's nice to see where the others have been when someone goes on vacation or who's been there before or how many times.
I've been using Foursquare since the beginning. When Swarm first replaced my beloved Foursquare app, I wasn't pleased.....at all. However, since their takeover, Swarm has continuously pushed to improve themselves. I was particularly happy to see Mayorships come back. While there is still much more room to grow, my faith in Swarm's dedication to improvement leads me to give this app 5 stars.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: May 30, 2017
- Version: 4.16
- Size: 70.9 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Catalan, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
- Seller: Foursquare Labs, Inc.
- © foursquare
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.