The Swarm for Android app has received a huge update this week, bringing a whole new line up of stickers to the app and a new sticker book. The update will vary in version number depending on your device. In my case, my KitKat running BLU VIVO IV is on version 2015.05.04.19 for those keeping score at home. The update brings back many of the elements of Foursquare before the company decided to split up the apps last year. Swarm is the dedicated check-in app while Foursquare is the local content app (which is pretty good BTW). When they did this split, things like Mayorships and stickers went away from a collecting point-of-view. While Mayorship still hasn’t returned, you can now at least see in one place all of the stickers you have earned (use to be called badges) in one place, the Sticker Page.
In total there are 100 stickers that you can collect. The more you check-in, the more you can earn but some of them will require multiple check-ins at similar locations. For example, to get the Joey Beans sticker, you have to check in a few times at different coffee shops. It’s not just your local place that counts. 🙂 Plus, once you earn a sticker, you can add that to your future check-ins.
You can also tap on a sticker to get a hint on how you can earn that one.
In order to use Swarm for Android you have to have a Foursquare account (which is free).