Foursquare launches Connected Apps platform

Foursquare launches Connected Apps platform

Foursquare has launched a new Connected Apps platform which would allow developers to build new functionalities accessible from inside the official Foursquare app.

The company spoke about the possibilities with this new platform:

This opens up a ton of possibilities, all around interacting with people’s experiences while they’re having them. For instance, Eat This, Not That can suggest healthy dishes the moment someone checks in at a restaurant. Or The Weather Channel can tell people the forecast when they check in to a new city. Whatever you build, anyone in foursquare’s 20,000,000-strong community can connect it to their account and see your messages in their post-check-in screens. We’ll attribute all your app’s contributions, so other people can connect your app or click through to your site.

Foursquare launches Connected Apps platform

Foursquare highlighted some existing apps that make use of this technology:

Eat This, Not That – From Men’s Health Mag, Eat This, Not That tells you what dishes to order and what to avoid at restaurants when you check in
Untappd – Shows recommendations from friends and others on which beer to order, and easily check-in to beers from within foursquare
Sonar – Informs you of your connections to interesting people nearby
Soundtracking – Share and discover songs your friends have shared at a place
Snoball – Trigger charity donations when you check in, and tells you about friends’ donations
Foodspotting – Share and get recommendations on which dishes to order
GroupMe – Makes it easier to share your check-in with a group of friends on GroupMe
Blue Legends – Notifies you when you earn extra rewards for checking into Lufthansa venues
Instagram – Share your Instagram photos on foursquare, which friends can see and tap through to the Instagram app
Path – Share photos and text from Path, which tap through to the Path app
The Weather Channel – Get the weather forecast with your first check-in of the day and when you check in to a new city

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