Few hours ago, Foursquare just sent an email to their power-users on their application road-maps and how check-ins are going to change. With so many of us using this application for check-ins and writing reviews, pictures etc, we knew that this was coming.
Foursquare just announced that, their primary application will be the all ‘new Local Search’ with loads of information around you. Yes, you guessed right, with all the information we posted in the past 4 years. With this all new app, they have changed their logo as well. Its changing from the check-in checkmark to something representing the new Foursquare. They’ve designed it to be a mix of map pin and superhero emblem, giving you superpowers to explore your city; and they believe that, the new logo reflects that vision.
Swarm is going to be the new Checkin App. You can download the same from Apple App Store or via Google Play Store. Needless to worry on your past data. All your past check-ins, all your friends, all your photos, they’re all automatically in Swarm.
Currently, about 75% of people who check in now do so on Swarm. It’s been pretty intense keeping up with the growth. They are also planning to bring in some new features in the coming days, which includes a new set of stickers, Easy access to tips after you check in to a new place and some more speed & stability improvements.
Here’s what you see when you open the new Foursquare. No two people view the world exactly the same, so no two people will have the same experience with the app. Once you sign in and key in your details, you see the application interface which is very local around you. This is the beginning of the ‘personalized local search’ future is what the Foursquare team claims.
It’s been built with the help of 50,000,000-strong community, with all our tips, check-ins, photos, and the smart engineering they have layered on top of that. If you use both Swarm and Foursquare, they work seamlessly together.
Users who have been using Foursquare since the beginning, check-ins and history will continue to help shape your recommendations when you use the local-search (new Foursquare App). For those, who would try it the first time – they still get all the benefits of a better way to explore any neighborhood, no check-ins required.
The all new Foursquare application is going to be released in a couple of weeks.