Posts Tagged ‘apps’

Foursquare Check-Ins Move to Swarm App

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

--Foursquare, a company that pioneered the online check-in, is changing things up. Compiled on the list of our favorite travel apps, this mobile application is great for finding new places to visit while you’re traveling. If you’re new to a city and want to know where people are gathering for the afternoon, just open the app and see what’s hot. The higher the number of check-ins, the more popular the establishment. It really comes in handy if you’re looking for a good eatery, and there’s usually a handful of tips on what to order.

Once you arrive somewhere, the old Foursquare would let you check-in and leave a tip of your own. Sometimes a discount or special would pop up, just for using Foursquare. It’s a nifty little app. Now, however, the check-in process has migrated to their new Swarm application. This means users are now required to download a separate app for their check-ins. All recommendations and searches are still reserved for the Foursquare app, as are leaving “tips” for any places you’ve visited. Many users are frustrated with this transition, and App Store reviews for Swarm average two out of five stars. (more…)

Our Favorite (Free) Travel Apps

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Everyone brings their smartphones everywhere these days, even to places they may not need it - to the gym, to the toilet, in the shower (yes, the shower), and the list goes on. If you’re leaving the country, chances are you still plan to bring your mobile device with you. Also, chances are, you’ll score some free Wi-Fi around town and will be able tweet, tag and instagram all the memories you make.

Your favorite social media networks are great for displaying the adventure, but what about some travel apps to help you create it? Sure, you can ask your followers which pastry you should try or which show you should see after dinner, and you can even see what’s trending at your destination, but there are a few handy-dandy applications that will provide greater assistance along the way.

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