As it turns out, each time you open the app, you almost always do just one of those things. At home, you may be searching for a place for dinner. After dinner, you are probably looking to see what friends nearby are up to. That’s why today, we’re announcing that we’re unbundling these two experiences into two separate apps – Foursquare, and a new app called Swarm.
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 Foursquare app is also getting revamped. "An app should be able answer questions like ‘give me a great date dinner spot’ and not just ‘tell me the nearest gas station.’ We’re right now putting the final touches on this new, discovery-focused version of Foursquare. It’ll be polished and ready for you later this summer."
Swarm will be available on iOS and Android in the coming weeks, and soon after on Windows Phone.
You can watch a video preview of Swarm from Verge below. Follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS to find out when Swarm launches or sign up for Swarm notifications here.