Foursquare Brings Real Mayorships to Swarm

When Foursquare decided to build an completely separate app for check-ins and strip the “gamification” element out of the flagship app, there was a lot of head scratching. Unbundling confusion. One of the biggest complaints about Swarm for the past…

Tic-Tac-Go Scales Up Classic Game by Turning It into a Check in-Driven Scavenger Hunt

It’s highly likely that you’ve spent countless school days, work meetings, and beach hangouts casually scribbling games of tic-tac-toe. It’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever played it like this. A new app called Tic-Tac-Go mixes tic-tac-toe with city hopping, check-ins,…

Checking in with Swarm Just Got Much Easier

If you’re an iOS user who loves to check-in with Foursquare’s Swarm app, but feel it’s too much effort to open the app and tap a few buttons – then today is your lucky day. The new version of Swarm…

Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches

Foursquare warned you a couple weeks ago, and today’s the day. Swarm, Foursquare’s check-in-devoted app, is now available on Windows Phone. That means that checking in on the main Foursquare app is on the way out (if your check-in functionality…

Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here

Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into two apps. They relegated check-ins to a new app, called Swarm, and promised that Foursquare would…

Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

As promised, it’s happened. Foursquare has eliminated the check-in functionality on their main app, ahead of a big redesign and refoucusing effort. If you try to check in using Foursquare, you’ll be prompted to download Swarm. As you might expect,…

Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins

Back in May, local recommendation and check-in app Foursquare decided that to survive and flourish, they were going to have to split apart. The company announced the launch of a new app called Swarm, one that would be tailored to…

Foursquare Finally Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It

Foursquare has been incredibly quiet since late last year. In December, the company touted 45 million users and $35 million in new funding–but since then they’ve made little to no waves. No major updates, and no big changes. Well, now…

Foursquare Touts 45M Users, $35M in New Funding

It’s been a big, transformative year for location-focused app Foursquare. For the past year, Foursquare has been making both incremental and monumental shifts in the core functionality of the app, taking it from just another check-in game to a real…

Foursquare Begins Showing Ads After Check-Ins

Brace yourselves, Foursquare users – you’re about to see more ads. Foursquare has just begun to roll out a new type of ad unit – ads that appear right after users check-in to certain locations. Ad Age reports on the…

Foursquare Expands Its Reach with New Nokia App

Foursquare has just expanded its reach in a big way, possibly bringing its app to millions upon millions of people around the world who have never had access to it before. Starting today, there’s now a Foursquare app for Nokia…

Foursquare Now Lets You Check-In Your Friends

I guess Foursquare just made a lot of users happy. That is if what they say is correct, and this really was the most-requested feature. Anyway, Foursquare has just announced that users will not only be able to mention their…

Foursquare’s Time Machine Is an Awesome New Visualization that Tracks All Your Past Check-ins

Foursquare has a history of thinking up some pretty stunning visualizations. With all of that check-in data (over 4 billion), it’s no wonder. In the past they’ve tracked the effect of Hurricane Sandy on New York City check-ins, shown what…

Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization of Your Year of Check-ins

Well guys, it’s 4/16, April 16th, which means its officially Foursquare Day (four, squared). It’s the fourth annual celebration of Foursquare, an event that was first begun as a grassroots effort and has morphed into a much larger-scale app-holiday that…

Foursquare 6.0 Launches As a True Local Search and Recommendation App

Foursquare has been improving their service in the hopes of “moving beyond the check-in” for some time now. Today, they’ve released the all new Foursquare version 6.0 for both iOS and Android. With this update, search and recommendations (what Foursquare…

Foursquare Enables Faster Tap-and-Hold Check-ins

If you want to check-in on Foursquare more often, but think the process takes too long, today’s iOS update is for you. Foursquare is now letting users check-in faster by employing a “tap and hold” feature in the app. Now,…

Foursquare Partners with Visa, MasterCard for Amex-Like Offers

In early 2011, Foursquare and American Express launched a partnership that allowed card-owners to score discounts and cashback by using Foursquare to check-in and spend at certain participating businesses around the country. The program made a big splash on Small…

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) Hits a Million Check-ins on Foursquare (That’s a First)

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is known as the world’s busiest airport, serving over 250,000 passengers daily and over 900,000 flights in the course of a year. Now, it has another distinction: The most popular place on Foursquare. Today, Hartsfield-Jackson became…

Foursquare’s Voice Media Group Data Integration Goes Live

Last month, Foursquare announced a partnership with Voice Media Group, publishers of regional magazines like Miami New Times, L.A. Weekly, and Village Voice. The partnership brings Voice Media Groups’s products like “Voice Places” and “Best of” to Foursquare’s location services.…

Foursquare Uses 3B Check-ins, 10M Tips to Construct ‘Best of’ Lists for 30 U.S. Cities

Foursquare has just launched a new “Best of” page that makes use of nearly 3 billion check-ins from over 30 million users worldwide. The Best of Foursquare page breaks down the top food, nightlife, and entertainment across 30 major American…