What’s this? FOURSQUARE just recently released an update that eliminates the need to make an account? YES!!
And, it will let ANYONE not have to go through that tedious process of having to log in or even create an account. This is perfect, since Foursquare sister app “SWARM” has taken over all of its “check-in” capabilities and separates the two application.
The new Foursquare update will give Google Maps Local Guides, Yelp, and even Facebook Places some competition since they all have one thing in common: they all try to offer their users the tools to find places and businesses around their current location.
Foursquare’s product manager Jonathan Crowley was quoted, “The only reason it took time to nix that requirement is because it wasn’t easy changing the app’s framework. If you think back to the time you’ve registered, you’ll recall that signing up for Foursquare is quite tedious: it doesn’t only ask you to choose “tastes” (types of food and places) you like, it also wants you to link your other social media accounts. Now, both the iOS and Android app can just recommend establishments based on location, making them more akin to local directory services such as Yelp. The good news is that you can still add your preferences (without having to log in) later on if you want more personalized results.”