Foursquare is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users “check in” at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes “badges”.
Combined with available Foursquare and APIs, Neos’ Social Network Integration Framework provides application developers with ability to:
- Implement functionalities usually available to users via Foursquare mobile application and website, enabling users to check in, view their history, see where their friends are, create tips and lists, search for and learn more about venues, and access specials and recommendations.
- Implement mechanism for real-time collection of information regarding users’ check-ins to specific venues or users’ check-ins in general.
- Implement mechanism for places search and collection of associated information, including addresses, popularity, tips, and photos
- Provide registered venue owners with means of managing their foursquare presence and specials