See that lead image above? You can soon add Windows Phone to the mix, alongside Android and iOS, as Foursquare is set to release it's Swarm app for Microsoft's mobile platform very soon. Revealed in a tweet recently, Foursquare mentioned that final touches are being made to the app and a release is imminent.
For those that did not know, Foursquare decided to release its check-in feature as a separate app called Swarm. "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)," Foursquare stated in a blog post.
On May 1st, Swarm was made available on Android and iOS, with the promise that Windows Phone was coming soon. One user contacted Foursquare via Twitter (which I saw via WPCentral) and was told that a release was very soon. You can take a look at the response below.
@fluidman8 We're putting the finishing touches on it now. It should be ready very soon! :)— Foursquare Support (@4sqSupport) July 21, 2014
Swarm, for those curious, is intended for people who want the fastest and easiest way to connect with their friends. Foursquare, on the other hand, is for explorers who want to know about the best spots, and to share what they’ve found with others.
No word on what the Windows Phone app will feature or if it will match the feature-set on its rival platforms. We will let you know once the app becomes available in the Windows Phone Store.