Swarm is the best way to keep track of the places you go. From the new café downtown to that killer ramen spot in Tokyo, you’ll never ask “what was the name of that place?” again. Whether you love to be a local, or are trying to travel the globe, check in so you can remember everywhere with Swarm.

• This is lifelogging made easy. Each time you check in we’ll add a pin your personal map so you can look back on the places you visit. Help out your future self by adding a photo or a note to your check-ins to make the memories all the better.

• Indian Restaurant? Check. Karaoke bar? Check. Haven’t been to an Art Museum yet? Now’s your chance to go somewhere new! Explore more and collect different types of places. You’ll earn fun Stickers along the way.

• Whether it’s your 10th week in a row at the gym, first time to Canada, or the 25th time you’ve gotten ice cream with your BFF, the more you check in, the more helpful insights you’ll get about your habits and explorations.

*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

Version 5.2

Great news, Apple Watch wearers…...YOU get a brand new app and YOU get a brand new app. EVERYONE GETS A BRAND NEW APP. Check it out.

And for those of you that maybe accidentally got a little tap happy adding friends in the past, we’ve built a way to delete all of your pending friend requests if you’ve sent a few too many.

Also, holy heck, we crushed a lot of bugs.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

577 Ratings

577 Ratings

Great for building community!


I LOVE Swarm! This app is not just about checking into places but connecting with people! Of course, I’m a sucker for gamification & love gaining mayorships, but even more I love seeing where my friends are in the world! How awesome to keep up with your communities in a simplified & specific app like Swarm!

If you’re an intentional community builder, you’ll love this. If you travel often, download this & immediately see what your friends are doing when you arrive. Community is what makes anything & everything last. Swarm is the perfect place to help build community everywhere you are in the world!

Little value for the non-competitive crowd


I have belonged to Swarm since its breakaway as a separate app from Foursquare. But I have never cared whether I was Mayor or won points in either app. It was a way for me to keep track of my habits, rate enterprises, and see how others felt. By not allowing us to input a visit to a restaurant that we failed to input because we were too busy enjoying life than to take out our cellphones is foolish and accentuates the juvenile orientation of the app. When I complained the developer said to allow late postings that didn’t themselves show in the app would facilitate cheating. Not if you’re over 25 in age, Swarm. Grow up. We have. Either make this app help us record, remember and share or you will become irrelevant.

Diary, connector, friend updates, game...

Dirt hiker

Diary, connector, friend updates, game. You can use Swarm quickly and easily for whatever reason you choose. It’s fun to see where your friends have been & get some ideas about where to visit as well. The connection to Foursquare is handy for checking out new places. While the stickers & points are fun probably the most surprising thing is how often I use it as a past activity/itinerary reference. And if it’s important to post on the larger Social Media platforms you can do it directly from the Swarm app.


Foursquare Labs, Inc.
110.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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