Foursquare Splits Into 2 Apps, Targets Yelp

Checking into locations just isn’t as popular as it once was. In an effort to stay relevant, geolocation app Foursquare has big changes planned.Foursquare announced this week that it will split the Foursquare app into two apps. The newly rebranded Foursquare app will lose its check-in features and instead will compete with reviews site Yelp, focusing solely on local recommendations. The second app, a new one called Swarm, will gain Foursquare’s check-in capability and show users which of their friends are nearby.

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