Foursquare Opens Up API To Developers

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Location awareness mobile application Foursquare is best known for broadcasting your whereabouts to friends. In mid-September the company raised about $1.5 million in funding, giving it a valuation of about $7-$14 million. With that round of funding the company was able to ramp up their developer services by designing various APIs.

As part of the API announcement, Foursquare launched an app gallery. Some of the applications available in the Foursquare App Gallery include Foursquare Android, Mob Zombies (location based Zombie game), and YipIt (New York City deal finder).

Foursquare was started by Dennis Crowley. Crowley previously sold a company to Google called Dodgeball. Dodgeball was also a location-based mobile application. Google ended up shutting down Dodgeball and used the technology to design the concept behind Google Latitude.

To learn more about Foursquare APIs, visit the Google Groups page.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Foursquare Opens Up API To Developers Comments

  1. Jim Moran says:

    Hey Amit, Thanks a bunch for mentioning us. We're thrilled with the foursquare API – it's allowing our users to import their checkins (past and future), giving our system a much better idea of which offers to send them.

    We're still in private preview while we continue to improve the product, however, our foursquare users have been so happy with their experience that we've decided to let *any NYC foursquare account* holder bypass the waiting list: http://yipit.com/foursquare/connect/

  2. Jim Moran says:

    Hey Amit, Thanks a bunch for mentioning us. We're thrilled with the foursquare API – it's allowing our users to import their checkins (past and future), giving our system a much better idea of which offers to send them.

    We're still in private preview while we continue to improve the product, however, our foursquare users have been so happy with their experience that we've decided to let *any NYC foursquare account* holder bypass the waiting list: http://yipit.com/foursquare/connect/

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