This is annoying: Swarm

I really dislike it when companies do things like this:

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Foursquare the application itself is on the open web, but it is now a shell of its former self after Foursquare the company spun out the check-in abilities into Swarm the app.

An app, not an application. An app that you have to install on your device through its respective app market. Someone sent me an invite to friend them on it but since I don’t have the app I can’t do anything with it. Trying to friend the person on foursquare is a no-go. The functionality doesn’t exist anymore.

It’s a bit sad, really, that they’ve resorted to these tactics to get you to download their app.

Malware you willingly decide to put on your devices, for their benefit

Time passed, Free to Play became a thing. I went from company to company. Each time, every new project became less and less about how we can do cool things, and more about how we can track and target users to get the most whales possible, boost chart position and retain users to shove as many ads on them as possible.

Source: “We Own You” – Confessions of an Anonymous Free to Play Producer | TouchArcade