Foursquare is splitting its app into two separate apps. One app will be for check-ins and one will be for search. The app that has check-ins and badges will be moved to a new app called Swarm. And the original Foursquare app will focus on local search. The relaunch is happening this summer.
Here is what Foursquare wrote in a blog post:
We built Swarm because you?ve told us how often you still have to text your friends: ?where are you?? and ?what are you up to later?? We wanted to build a quick way for you to know these two things for all of your friends. 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). Swarm will be available on iOS and Android in the coming weeks, and soon after on Windows Phone
This is what the Swarm app will look like:
[Source / Image Credit: TheVerge]