If it tells you where, it’s probably built on Foursquare

We believe in the power of location. What people experience in the real world and the places they go are powerful reflections of who they are and what they care about. We help leading global companies tap into this intelligence to create better customer experiences and smarter business outcomes, all based on the world’s leading platform for understanding people, places, and the interactions between them.

Tech built on Foursquare

Our mission is to create technology that constructs meaningful bridges between digital spaces and physical places.

Foursquare of today

Built on places and movement

It all starts with the data – and ours is unmatched in quality and depth. We combine the rich attributes of 100M+ global points-of-interest with the understanding of human movement from over 500 million devices, grounded in persistent first party data. Our core technology is the engine between those data set – it accurately and reliably detects real-world visits, and it continues to learn more about movement through billions of human confirmations. Its methods are the first to be accredited by the Media Rating Council. This foundation powers all of our solutions – those that exist today and those we have yet to build.

Foursquare movement places

Foursquare of tomorrow

Globe

What if…a city could be as personalized and interactive as your favorite website?

Accuracy

What if…location intelligence flowed seamlessly throughout your ecosystem, optimizing every decision?

Synergy

What if…augmented reality wasn’t just a layer on top of the real world, but informed and improved by it?

Backstory

How we got here

2009

Foursquare launches.
Places API open to developers.

2011

Built snap-to-place technology.

2013

Developers using tools reach 40k.

2014

Updated our branding.
Launched the Swarm app.

Swarm bee logo
Foursquare City Guide logo

2015

Launched Pinpoint media.

2016

Launched Attribution.
Hit 10B check-ins.

2017

Launched Visits.
Opened SDK to developers.

2018

Developers using tools reach 125k.
Hit 12B check-ins.

2019

Foursquare acquired Placed.

placed logo

2020

Foursquare acquired Factual.

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Factual

2021

Foursquare acquired Unfolded and launched Rewards app.
New API wins Best API award.

Unfolded
Rewards-logo

2022

Launched Hextiles and
Closed Loop.

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