Swarm by Foursquare
By Foursquare Labs, Inc.
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Swarm, the new app from Foursquare, is the fastest way to keep up and meet up with your friends. With Swarm, you can easily see who’s out nearby and who wants to hang out later.
- Want to meet up with friends? Quickly open up the app to see who is out nearby.
- Want to share what you’re doing? Checking in is faster and more fun than ever.
- Got an idea for something fun to do? Easily message all of your nearby friends.
Get started with Swarm now!
- A note on battery – We've spent years developing the location technology that powers Swarm, making it extremely power efficient. But, as with all apps of this type, please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 2.5
You've been asking, and they're finally back! Starting today, you can earn mayorships again! Just check in more than anyone else and you’ll unlock a brand new, shiny mayor crown. But watch out, because people will be trying to steal them from you.
But what good is being a mayor if you can't brag about it? Now, when you earn a crown, unlock a sticker, or just are really really proud of your check-in, you can share it to Facebook or Twitter with a single tap.
And we've got even more packed into this release. Update now to get in on the fun!
Constant iteration and improvement
I've been using foursquare consistently since 2009, and I was among the first 40,000 users. It's great to see some of my favorite gamification concepts return with the release of the latest build; it's also great to see the return of mayorships!
I regularly venture out to explore the world around me in an effort to earn yet another badge/sticker.
I have to applaud the team at Foursquare for working full stop by pushing out updates every couple of weeks. I now see that breaking the check-in experience out into its own app was the right move. It allows both users and devs to work together to focus on and improve the overall check-in experience.
It's also exciting to hear that they are now working to make Swarm better for those who live in sparsely populated areas!
I'm looking forward to seeing the app evolve and improve over the coming weeks/months.
Take a walk down memory lane and discover a few of your old badges ;)
Brought back the better parts of the old foursquare
The new foursquare app made it so you only saw your friends most recent checkin. I never liked that cause it made me check in less so friends could see the cool places I went. I like that swarm shows the check in feed again. Not sure why we need swarm, but whatever. Swarm would be cooler if they had points for checkins, mayorships, and badges.
Update: loving that the badges are back as stickers. My life has purpose once again. Love the secret door to my old badges. Had a dream last night about it.
Mayorship's are back! This app is so fun! Yippie!
Mayorships are back!!
Thank you Swarm for making the app fun again! I'm loving the mayorships and stickers. I gave the app one star after all the game elements were stripped away. I stuck with it because I like to keep track from where I've been but it wasn't fun anymore. I couldn't be happier that Swarm listened to fans. My only complaint is that I still would rather Swarm and Foursqure were one app. But other than that I'm pleased. :)
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jun 22, 2015
- Version: 2.5
- Size: 25.9 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 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6.