Foursquare is ‘unbundling’ its app, with new creation Swarm being created to help users find out where their friends are and allowing check-ins.
Foursquare will now be used for search, ‘personalised to your tastes and informed by the people you trust.’
Foursquare said: “We built Swarm because you’ve told us how often you still have to text your friends: “where are you?” and “what you up to later?” We wanted to build a quick way for you to know these two things for all of your friends. With Swarm, you can easily see which of your friends are out nearby, figure out who is up for grabbing a drink later, and share what you’re up to (faster and more easily than you can in Foursquare today).”
The difference between the two new apps were explained as: “Swarm is for people who want the fastest and easiest way to connect with their friends. Foursquare is for explorers who want to know about the best spots, and to share what they’ve found with others.”
Swarm is set to launch on iOS and Android in the coming weeks, while the new version of Foursquare is set to be available later in summer.