Dear Foursquare

But now, now you’ve failed at everything you were once good at. You didn’t stay true to your roots. You doubted yourself in your middle age. You added cruft and extra dialogs and eventually took that to a whole new extreme, forcing me to install a whole new app just to check in. That would be fine if Swarm had been brilliantly conceived, svelte in aesthetic and incredibly robust.

Sometime ago I stopped using Foursquare, and I've never really felt compelled to go back. It doesn't sound like their multi-app strategy is working for them, and I wonder how they're going to develop over the next year or so. I already see them slipping from relevance and I think that we'll continue to see this trend.

It's disappointing, but I think it's inevitable.