Foursquare's new check-in app, Swarm, is rolling out for iPhone and Android. When it's live those links will work. Let us know what you think.

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marioaguilar
Mario Aguilar

So I've been using the new app for a few weeks (I was in the early test group), and it's doing at least half of what Foursquare wants it to.

Success:

The home screen that shows your friends in rough groupings of proximity (500 ft, 1 mile, 5 miles, 20 miles+ away) definitely makes it easier for you to see who is nearby at a glance. Not too many people were using the new app, so it was hard to tell if the neighborhoods check-in feature is catching on.

Maybe failure:

I still feel creepy hitting people up just because I saw they were nearby on Swarm. It's still a check-in app for me. Last Sunday it was totally beautiful in New York, and after finishing up a way too long lunch with my Mom, I wanted to HANG OUT. I went for a ride on my bike and at one point, I pulled out my phone. Sure enough, lots of my friends were hanging out in the parks and bars near me, but I felt weird being like "YOOOOO I SEE YOU LIKE A MILE AWAY!" Instead, I texted friends who I knew lived a few blocks away because that felt more natural.

Definitely still too early to tell for sure with this app, though.