Build better app experiences with industry leading geospatial APIs and SDKs

Scalable and privacy-compliant location-aware experiences for your customers. Receive $200 in credits when you sign up.


Build better app experiences with industry leading geospatial APIs and SDKs

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Built to meet your needs

  • Retail rewards apps

    Guide active deal seekers that want to optimize their budget and discover new products.

    The Movement SDK helps to deliver rewards at the right place and right time. Increase and audit data quality for your marketing and competitive analytics offerings too.

    Take advantage of our Personalized Places API to help consumers discover new stores, venues and products based on their tastes and user generated content.

  • Travel tracking & recommendation apps

    Help travelers who want guidance from local experts on places to stay and things to do on their vacation.

    Create personalized travel recommendations with our User Generated Content (UGC) APIs to generate Lists to tag restaurants for future trips, Tastes to generate recommendations based on users’ interests.

    Use our Movement SDK for snap-to-place place identification, integrations for taxi coordination, and more.

  • Restaurant recommendation apps

    Enable people who are looking for a restaurant, whether they want takeout or a planned in-advance dinner.

    Jump-start personalization during user app onboarding by integrating our Tastes API with your customer data platform to maintain a detailed user persona profile based on user interests.

    Using our Check-ins API, enhance customer trust by verifying their arrival at the correct pickup spot, improving their mobile ordering experience.

Developer tools

Our suite of SDKs & APIs


Leverage our SDKs to not only engage app users by delivering context-aware content in real-time, but also visualize and analyze geospatial data on a planetary scale.

Movement SDK

Embed foreground and background location awareness into your iOS and Android apps, and engage users with contextual content in real-time.

Studio Data SDK

Allow your web applications to access geospatial assets, invoke analytics services and start pipeline tasks for bulk processing of geospatial data.

Studio Map SDK

Designed for building custom geospatial web applications. Control, embed and customize Studio maps on web pages or Jupyter notebooks.


Leverage our APIs to build location-driven features in your app or website. Drive user engagement and retention through access to millions of high-quality POIs or by creating personalized mobile app experiences.

Places API

Access global POI data and rich content from 100k+ trusted sources via our API for real-time venue search, discovery, and ranking.

Search & Data

Returns places based on user-submitted keywords. Matches against names, categories, tips, and tastes.

Geotagging & Check-in

Provide POI tagging that supports check-in based on where your end-user’s device is and what is around them.


Returns a list of top addresses, places, geos, and/or searches partially matching the provided keyword and location inputs.

Address Data

Retrieve details for any address including non-Places. Works only in conjunction with the Autocomplete endpoint.

Personalization API

Leverage user-generated content such as tastes, venue ratings, reviews, check-ins, current location, and more to power increasingly personalized and detailed app experiences.

Personalized Search

Returns Personalized Place search results based on user’s location and user-submitted keywords. Matches against names, categories, tips, and tastes.


Discover and explore new venues based on where you’ve been or what’s popular in your area.

User-Generated Content

Power rich location searches helping end users find the best places through access to photos, reviews, tips, and more.

User Management & Privacy

Comply with global data and privacy regulations with simplified deletion and export options for end user data.

Guide & Tutorial

Getting started guides


Set up your FSQ developer console

Put the most trusted, independent location data and technology platform to work for your business.

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Get started with the Places API

New to the Foursquare Places API? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. In just a few simple steps, you’ll be up and running with your first API call in no time!

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Get started with Foursquare Studio

Using Foursquare Studio, you can create powerful geospatial visualizations that you can share with the world.

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Developer tools

API demos

View working web experiences leveraging our most popular API endpoints, including code samples.

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Geospatial data catalog

Explore a growing list of geospatial datasets provided by Foursquare Studio and our partners.

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API explorer

View working code examples and make authenticated API requests with full responses.

Explore API

Studio map community

Interact with a wide array of Studio Maps created by Studio engineers and other community members. 

Explore maps

API status

Real-time info on the uptime and status of the Foursquare Developer Console and our API endpoints.

Check current API status

Studio map playground

Explore the Studio Map SDK in an interactive sandbox before implementing any code.

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Foursquare Developer Community

Find solutions, share ideas and discuss all things geospatial through our dedicated community of developers on Discord and Slack.


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