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foursquare Merchant API

foursquare offers merchants and other venue owners a free set of tools to help attract new customers and keep current ones coming back. The merchant platform lets users offer foursquare Specials – mobile coupons, prizes or discounts – which are presented to users when they check in at or near the user's venue.

The merchant API gives developers access to data from the merchant platform. With the API users can build tools to help manage their foursquare specials and campaigns. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON or JSONP.

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foursquare Merchant: Highlights

Summary
foursquare merchant platform
Category
Shopping
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON, JSONP
API home
https://developer.foursquare.com/overview/mer ... 

foursquare Merchant: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
 
Service Endpoint
https://api.foursquare.com/{version}/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Account with service  
Developer Key Required
 
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
https://foursquare.com/  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
500 requests per hour per set of endpoints per OAuth consumer per authenticated user. 
Terms of Service
foursquare.com/legal/api/licenseagreement 

Security

Authentication Model
OAuth 2 
SSL Support
Yes 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
engineering.foursquare.com/ 
Site Blog
blog.foursquare.com/ 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
groups.google.com/group/foursquare-api?pli=1 
Console URL
 

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