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Foursquare app separate strengthens plea to Yelp

Foursquare app separate strengthens plea to Yelp

Foursquare has spent a final few years perplexing to remonstrate users it’s some-more than only a check-in app.

Now Foursquare wants to infer it: The association announced on Thursday that it has effectively apart a app in two. One app will yield internal recommendations, in a bid to representation Foursquare as a legitimate challenger to Yelp. The other will yield a arrange of amicable feverishness map on that Foursquare has built a name, permitting users to check in and see that of their friends are circuitously and what they are doing.

The recommendations app will get a Foursquare name. The check-in use will be called Swarm.

Foursquare’s amicable facilities will all hurl into a Swarm app. Its find features, that have prolonged been a arch seductiveness during Foursquare domicile if not among users, will turn a primary duty of a strange app.

The apart is a confidant preference in a app world, though it follows identical mobile efforts, like Facebook’s, to emanate apart products for apart functions rather than an app that’s a jack of all trades.

The New York association pronounced Swarm will be accessible for iOS and Android in a entrance weeks, and shortly after on Windows phones.

Kristen V. Brown is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: kbrown@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @kristenvbrown

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