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foursquare makes the real world easier to use. We build tools that help you keep up with friends, discover what’s nearby, save money and unlock deals. Whether you’re setting off on a trip around the world, coordinating a night out with friends, or trying to pick out the best dish at your local restaurant, foursquare is the perfect companion.

The foursquare APIs grants access to the company's database of locations as well as information on venue check in's. The APIs are: The Core API, Real-time API, Merchant Platform, Venues Platform. The APIs are RESTful and support XML, JSON, JSONP.

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foursquare: Highlights

Summary
Social networking and city exploration
Category
Social
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML, JSON, JSONP
API home
https://developer.foursquare.com/ 

foursquare: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
https://api.foursquare.com/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Account  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
https://foursquare.com  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
None  
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
500 requests per hour per set of endpoints per OAuth consumer per authenticated user. 
Terms of Service
https://foursquare.com/terms 

Security

Authentication Model
OAuth 2.0 
SSL Support
Yes 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl, Java 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
blog.foursquare.com/ 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
groups.google.com/group/foursquare-api 
Developer Support
api@foursquare.com 
Console URL
https://developer.foursquare.com/docs/explore 

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Developers using foursquare[ Add me ]

  • bkiwad
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  • ethan
  • frangz
  • Gehan
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  • JamesChevalier
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  • naveen
  • rakf1

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