Foursquare revamps its developer site as API usage soars

It’s no secret that developers are the key to Foursquare’s continued success, and as part of supporting that mission the company just launched a revamped developer site, its first major re

Swarm kills the clutter, focuses on logging location

Swarm has been through a lot of changes since it launched in May 2014. The app, which originally debuted as a social utility to let people check-in to locations and meet up with their friends, has sin

Google Maps will let you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time

Google Maps has today announced a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. Now Google Maps will let you tell your friends where you are and give them directions to your location. I

Foursquare launches Pilgrim SDK to let developers leverage location

Context is everything. For a long while, the dream for developers and marketers has been to offer information at the exact right time and the exact right place. Achieving that, however, hasn’t b

Foursquare adds list search to make its app more useful, as Google prepares its rival

Google Maps is preparing to roll out a list-making feature that lets you star places, favorite places, and make bucket lists. That has led Foursquare to now respond by making its own lists feature mo

Twitter’s Gareth Paul Jones, Amex’s Tamar Shapiro check-in to new senior roles at Foursquare

Now that the dust has settled from Foursquare’s big split, the company is pushing forward with a few new executives and a brand new office in Los Angeles. The company has recently brought on Gar

Swarm now lets you use your coin stash to buy perks

Swarm, Foursquare's app to let you check into locations, today launched a new feature that makes it possible to finally spend those coins you've been amassing. Starting today, you can exchange coins f

Foursquare 10 puts search front and center

Foursquare has today unveiled Foursquare 10, a redesigned version of the app that puts search front and center. J Crowley, head of product at Foursquare, told TechCrunch that most people get on Foursq

UNU set to forecast tech trends after accurate Oscars, Kentucky Derby predictions

Can AI outpace the expertise of vaunted futurists like Mary Meeker or Ray Kurzweil? The artificial intelligence system called UNU is slated to answer questions tomorrow about technology and its long-t

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 rewa

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 c

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

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 Yor

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

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. Toda

Swarm Gets Back Into The Game With Leaderboards

In its quest to add a little fun through your (literal) journey through life, Swarm is launching version 3.0 of the app, bringing in a special new game that lets you compete with your friend network.

Swarm Brings Back Mayors

Mayorships. Enthusiastic users of the old foursquare likely feel a little pull at the heartstrings when they hear the word, given that the title was totally removed from both the new Foursquare and Sw

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’l

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 upda

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 tw
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