Foursquare recently split into two, with Swarm being the check-in app, and Foursquare focusing on place discovery. Now, Swarm is out with a new update which features including showcasing leaderboards among your friends on check-ins.
As opposed to the earlier leaderboards on Foursquare and Swarm, where you would compete with anyone and everyone who visited a place to get the highest number of check-ins, now it’s more focused within your circle of friends. This new update also brings about easier sharing to Facebook and Twitter, faster check-ins, and photos of locations you are visiting. The app is also reducing the gamification and being more utility oriented.
Ever since Foursquare has launched Swarm, they seem to be keeping a keen eye on user’s suggestions and feedback, as this update brings about the features that the users wished were available on the app. Although, the app isn’t highly rated on the store (2 stars), their constant endeavour to provide what the users want, is getting them more positive reviews of late.
Only time will tell how successful this split made by Foursquare will be. Have you switched to Swarm yet? What do you think of these new updates? Do drop in your thoughts in the comments.