Ask DN: Thoughts on the new Swarm app icon?

over 5 years ago from Daniel Archer, glasses, hashes, and a splash of bourbon. dev/design at naritiv.

  • Lee Fuhr, over 5 years ago

    I'm kinda proud of them for embracing some design treatments that were hip 5 years ago. The whole app feels kind of retro and playful. It's a little bit of a clusterfuck, but eh. It's fun.

    (I still hate the Swarm/Foursquare separation. I don't see the upside yet.)

    8 points
    • Joe Blau, over 5 years ago

      (I still hate the Swarm/Foursquare separation. I don't see the upside yet.)

      Embrace app constellations.

      3 points
    • Bilal MohammedBilal Mohammed, over 5 years ago

      +1'd for hating the Swarm/Foursquare separation.

      It's not like the app 'needed' to be unbundled. Unlike Facebook/Messenger, where Messenger was going to be much bigger than just a feature; it was going to be a platform. Versus, in the case of Foursquare/Swarm, the separation diluted the novelty of Foursquare. Made it lesser in the name of focus/niche.

      1 point