Foursquare, the long beloved “check in” app today started to force long time users to download their new check in app called Swarm.
Personally, I’ve been a longtime user of Foursquare. Almost every time I arrive at a new place I open up the (old) application and check in to the location. Schools, restaurants, my office, the White House. EVERY WHERE.
And when I integrated it with IFTTT and my Google Calendar it became AWESOME ! Every time I checked into a location IFTTT would publish it in my calendar. That way I had an accurate record of every single place I had been. I also loved the tips that people left for restaurants.
Today, Foursquare broke that relationship. Forever.
Users are not too happy.
And it is not just me that thinks this.
Just check out the @Foursquare twitter stream.
From being a huge fan of the app and use it every day, to uninstall it. Thanks for… (at @foursquare) [pic] — https://t.co/inSDcmr3ex
— Mario Zaizar (@MarioZaizar) July 25, 2014
What @FourSquare is doing is called the #PanicPivot… which usually takes you on the @Path to oblivion. — Paisano (@Paisano) July 25, 2014
.@foursquare is getting a lot of hate today, and it’s justified. They messed with a good thing and ruined the user experience.
— Paul Thompson (@FlyingPhotog) July 24, 2014
Guessing @foursquare knows how many times @swarmapp is downloaded, but does it know how many times it’s immediately deleted? #RIPFoursquare — Rob Simms (@IamRobSimms) July 24, 2014
It is time to delete my long beloved Foursquare app.