Swarm, the application that allows us to check-ins at different locations (and which uses the Foursquare database), you are looking for a new angle to your raison detre, its main objective: now, instead of serving as a tool to know what our friends are doing, Swarm wants to serve as a kind of blog, of history of the places we have been. Which is actually how many of us have been using it for quite some time.
Accepting the fact that if we want to know what our friends are doing, we usually turn to Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram, now the first thing we will see in the interface is our own feed, our own history of places visited, with that of our friends relegated to a secondary tab. Swarm is appealing to be used as a way to remember our experiences, our travels. Even when we press the search button, we will be presented with a list of the places we visited that same day a year or more ago.
To encourage these check ins and visits, now the app has placed 100 collectible categories, each with a new sticker. The idea? To visit new places, new places, to be able to unlock these stickers and use them in the future in our check ins. Another thing that seemed great to me? That now we can give a tap to the map that appears in our profile, where all the check ins that we have done around the world will be shown! This is something that Instagram had and removed, so I'm glad that another app has implemented it. I think it's great to be able to see on the map all the places we've visited.
The redesigned Swarm App is now available in the App Store and Play Store