Swarm

  • Swarm now lets users check-in without sharing their location

    Swarm now lets users check-in without sharing their location

    Swarm, the gamified check-in app from Foursquare, has today launched a new feature that will let users check in to locations without sharing that location with their group of friends. The company is calling these private check-ins ‘off-the-grid check-ins’ and users will be able to activate them through a toggle in the check-in portion of the app. Foursquare originally launched Swarm… Read More

  • Swarm launches new profile pages with front-and-center history search

    Swarm launches new profile pages with front-and-center history search

    Foursquare has just launched Swarm 4.0, complete with brand new profile pages, updated search capabilities, full-screen photos and a weekly Swarm update from your friends. The most important update to the app comes by way of new individual user profiles. These profiles show a clickable map of all the places you’ve ever been right at the top, followed by basic information like number… Read More

  • Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck to check-in at Disrupt NY

    Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck to check-in at Disrupt NY

    Foursquare is an institution in the New York tech scene, so it only makes sense for us to have Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley and the company’s new CEO Jeff Glueck on stage at Disrupt New York in May. As you may already know, Foursquare has recently transitioned Jeff Glueck to the CEO position, with Dennis Crowley moving into a President and Chairman role. And while that’s the… Read More

  • Foursquare Gets $45M And A New CEO To Build Out Enterprise Business

    Foursquare Gets $45M And A New CEO To Build Out Enterprise Business

    Foursquare has been a fantastic idea in search of a business plan for as long as it’s been alive. Efforts to monetize the platform via ads in its app (now apps) have not made the grade. Now, the last of the cool standalone Web 2.0 companies has a new hit revenue stream in its business and enterprise location services and it’s looking to capitalize on that with some restructuring… Read More

  • Swarm Now Lets You Spend Those Coins On Upgraded Stickers

    Swarm Now Lets You Spend Those Coins On Upgraded Stickers

    Remember when Swarm launched coins? While the reward for checking in was entertaining, the coins had no real use other than providing a measurement by which to rank you on the weekly leaderboard. Today, however, that changes. With the latest Swarm update, folks can use their coins to pay for sticker upgrades. Upgraded stickers yield 2X the amount of coins when used in a check-in. That said… Read More

  • Swarm Now Lets You Message Friends Of Friends

    Swarm Now Lets You Message Friends Of Friends

    Swarm has just released an update that brings with it the ability message friends of friends. This means that whenever you come across a user in the app with whom you have a mutual friend, you’ll be able to send them a direct message. On the receiving end, you’ll be notified that the message is from a friend of a friend and be given the option to accept the message or block it. Read More

  • Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

    Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

    Foursquare has today released an update for Swarm, the company’s social check-in app, that brings far more of the delightful gamification of the old Foursquare back to the service. But today’s update is just a preamble to version 3.0, which will be released in the coming weeks, and will include mayorships within the entire Swarm community, as well as a leaderboard between friends and… Read More

  • Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Will Recommend Good Restaurants At Disrupt NY

    Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Will Recommend Good Restaurants At Disrupt NY

    Foursquare is one of the biggest names in tech. But at the ripe old age of six, the company has made significant changes to the way that it does business with the split of Foursquare and Swarm into two separate apps. In the midst of such a dramatic shift, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to invite Dennis Crowley, Foursquare cofounder and CEO, to the Disrupt NY stage in… Read More

  • Swarm Launches Direct Messaging, Ditches Awkward Public Plans

    Swarm Launches Direct Messaging, Ditches Awkward Public Plans

    Swarm has today launched private messaging within its location-based social network, ditching options to hop out of the app for a call, text message or a Facebook message. With this update also comes the elimination of the Plans tab, where users would be able to post ideas (let’s get a beer) to their friends publicly. Turns out, that whole system is really awkward. Read More

  • Foursquare Accounts No Longer Required For New Users

    Foursquare Accounts No Longer Required For New Users

    Foursquare has just made an update to the app that allows new users to onboard without creating an account, finally allowing the app to be used as a discovery-first tool. Since its launch years ago, Foursquare was a location-based social network that allowed users to track their favorite spots and share them with friends. This framework called for a privacy policy, which require each user to… Read More

  • The Old Foursquare Is Dead

    The Old Foursquare Is Dead

    The final traces of the old foursquare are being wiped from existence, as the new Foursquare is currently going out as an update to Windows Phone users. This summer, Foursquare made an announcement, to the shock of many, that it would be splitting its long-surviving check-in app into two separate applications: Swarm and Foursquare. Swarm, which launched shortly thereafter, would take over… Read More

  • Swarm Lands On Windows Phone

    Swarm Lands On Windows Phone

    As Foursquare powers through its summer of change, the company is today launching Swarm on the Windows Phone platform. Swarm is the breakaway app from Foursquare that now houses the beloved check-in. Rather than pairing the use cases of sharing your location with friends and searching for things to do, the company split those experiences into two apps. That said, Swarm is a very different app… Read More

  • Foursquare | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: The New Foursquare

    As you might have noticed, Foursquare made some big changes this summer. The first was the introduction of a new check-in based social app called Swarm, and the second hit last week with the debut of the brand new Foursquare. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: More of the Same

    Gillmor Gang: More of the Same

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — split down the middle on the latest app trend known as unbundling. Foursquare begat Swarm, Facebook produced Messenger, and Yo popped out a beta with non-disclosed super powers. Tying it altogether was the seamless fabric of notifications, about to crescendo with iOS8’s app-to-app… Read More

  • Foursquare Teases Its Redesigned Recommendation App, New Logo

    Foursquare Teases Its Redesigned Recommendation App, New Logo

    After making the interesting decision to split its business and user experience in half, foursquare has today shown off the new version of foursquare proper for the first time. The new foursquare ditches the old logo and the old color scheme and the old way of using foursquare. This new app is centered around personalization and recommendations. That said, you won’t find much green in… Read More

  • Swarm by Foursquare | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Swarm

    Swarm is foursquare’s latest iteration of the check-in based location service, with a whole lot more social baked in. The idea of Swarm is to give you a sense of who’s near you, who will be near you, and some ideas for things to do. It’s oddly addictive, which is a lot coming from me, as I’ve never even dabbled at the original foursquare. Still, that’s not to… Read More