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: email@example.com Twitter: @kristenvbrown