I'm a big fan of the location-based app Foursquare
, or at least I was. I never really cared much for its social media aspects—the leaderboards, the mayorships and all that. So I should be thrilled that the developers decided to break out the social stuff and move it to a new app called Swarm
, repurposing Foursquare proper as a recommendation engine to more effectively compete with the likes of Yelp.
Instead, they've very nearly ruined the experience for me. What's worse, in a little test I did last weekend, the new Foursquare app doesn't even work.