Swarm

  • Swarm launches Perks so you can get real-world rewards

    Swarm launches Perks so you can get real-world rewards

    For the last year, the team at Foursquare has been working relentlessly to turn Swarm into something fun. In many respects, checking in on Swarm is playing a game, and now the company is ready to reward you for your gameplay. Today the company launched Swarm Perks and Swarm Challenges, both of which offer real-world rewards to users. Let’s start with Perks. Swarm Perks is a discount… Read More

  • 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