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Foursquare break-off: Swarm to Big Brother your friends

Foursquare break-off: Swarm to Big Brother your friends

Users of the location-centric app Foursquare have been using it for several reasons predominantly over the past few years. One reason major enough to constitute its own app is finding friends. As such, the folks behind Foursquare have decided to do a split - sooner than later, users will be asked to use the app "Swarm" to keep an eye on their best buddies whenever they want to find them.

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Microsoft Foursquare investment puts data in Windows Phone and Bing

Microsoft Foursquare investment puts data in Windows Phone and Bing

If you're working with a device made by Microsoft (or running a Microsoft-made OS) right now, get ready to see a whole lot more of Foursquare. Microsoft has just invested a cool $15 million USD into the check-in app ecosystem, allowing them to agree to a "strategic partnership" which has Microsoft becoming Foursquare's number-one source of revenue. Part of this comes from the additional multi-year contract signed by both groups to license Foursquare data in Microsoft services.

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Twitter “Nearby” would show local tweets on a map

Twitter “Nearby” would show local tweets on a map

Twitter has been field-testing a new native app feature that shows a map of tweets occurring near the user in real time. The feature appears as a separate column in the app and shows tweets from other users regardless of the follow relationship between the users. It's called "Nearby", and it could be Twitter's next granular advertising targeting gambit.

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Sygic offline navigation app adds Groupon, Foursquare, ParkMe

Sygic offline navigation app adds Groupon, Foursquare, ParkMe

Sygic: GPS Navigation, the offline nav-and-map app for iOS and Android, has added some new third-party integrations for discovering nearby deals and parking options. Already glutted with online and offline additions over the course of the company's decade-long history, the freemium Sygic app competes with Nokia HERE Drive, the offline nav-and-map app for Lumia devices. A ParkMe addition brings the older Sygic app back into parity with the Nokia app.

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Foursquare iOS update brings real-time recommendations

Foursquare iOS update brings real-time recommendations

Both the Android version (since recently) and the iOS version (since today) of Foursquare now work with the real-time recommendations engine introduced this year by the developers behind the project. You'll find that the team behind this project have been waiting for some time to put it in the hands of Apple device users while the Android version has been flipped on since August 29th. This service allows recommendations to be pushed to your iPhone just as any other notification would - telling you what's good in the area depending on where you are, physically.

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Nokia Asha 501 gains Foursquare app: even without GPS

Nokia Asha 501 gains Foursquare app: even without GPS

If you thought Foursquare was going to abandon the smallest of the small, the cheapest of the cheap in smartphone technology, you were wrong. Here this week the folks developing Foursquare have released the app for the Nokia Asha 501. This is a device that does not have GPS abilities - this would normally hinder an app that largely depends on such data - but no worries! This version of the app will use location data picked up by your network connection.

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Foursquare friends check-in activated: permission required

Foursquare friends check-in activated: permission required

If you're one of the still-massive amount of users working with Foursquare for all of your daily check-in needs, you'll certainly have some sort of an opinion on the addition of an "I'm with" option for the app for iOS and Android. This option allows a much-requested (so says Foursquare) feature to the app ecosystem for checking in friends.

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