Swarm by Foursquare now available for iOS and Android

Swarm for iOS and Android

Last week, we reported that Foursquare was planning to make some changes to its app and separate its check-in features to a new app called Swarm. Now Swarm has been released for iOS and Android and is available to download. You can download Swarm for iOS or Android directly on your device through its respective app store. You can also download the app and find out what it offers after the break

Android iOS
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Free Free
Varies with device iOS 7.0 or greater

Swarm is social app, which adopts the check-in function from Foursquare, allowing you to see where your friends have checked in. Whenever your Foursquare friends share their location, the Swarm app shows you where they have checked in, using its Neighborhood Sharing feature. Swarm also offers a news feed, which conveniently lists all of your and your friends' check-ins in a chronological fashion.
Swarm check-in feature
Swarm will coexist and work flawlessly with Foursquare, allowing you to easily swap between both apps to carry out specific tasks. When users press the check-in button on Foursquare, they will immediately be redirected to Swarm. Foursquare users will find a familiar interface when the switch over to Swarm, which will make them feel right at home. At the same time, if you want to find out more about the place you have just checked in at, you are just a tap away from opening Foursquare and getting all the info you desire. What's more, a shortcut for Swarm will be created in Foursquare's side menu right after you install the new app, enabling you to switch to the new app with ease.

Swarm has a unique features of its own, as well. For example Plans, enables you to write down what you want to do next and share it to your friends. This is similar to the To-Do lists on Foursquare. After you've done so, you can only hope that your friends in the area will be interested to join you in your ventures.

As a whole, Swarm employs most of the features that made Foursquare so popular in a surprisingly good way. Although some users might be reluctant to try it out at first, sooner or later they'd have to do so. The overall experience that Foursquare and Swarm provide will surely appeal to both hardcore and casual users of the popular location-centric service.

There is no indication if Foursquare is planning to release the Windows Phone version of Swarm, but an app is reportedly under development.

source - Foursquare | Swarm

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