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  • November 17, 2022

Introducing Directories for Places API: Discover Enriched Location Insights by Address

Foursquare’s Places API continues to expand in functionality – the Address Details API is now backed with a feature to provide better data about points of interest (POI) at an address. In conjunction with the Autocomplete API, additional information about addresses can be displayed or used to enrich the user experience.  If you search for […]

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All things EV, from site selection to mapping, apps, and more

November 30, 2022

With the US EV market expected to grow to nearly 137B by 2028, up from 28B in 2021, more companies…

Introducing Directories for Places API: Discover Enriched Location Insights by Address

November 17, 2022

Foursquare’s Places API continues to expand in functionality – the Address Details API is now backed with a feature to…

The Engineer’s Dilemma: Building Teams That Build for Customers

October 6, 2022

On the other hand, we have to lead, inspire, and coalesce massive teams. Amazon, for instance, announced they’d hire 55,000 knowledge workers,…

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Behind the Scenes of our Data Science Hackathon

September 30, 2022

This summer, Foursquare hosted its first-ever data science hackathon on Kaggle. Participants were challenged to predict which POI updates represented the…

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Finding The Right (POI) Match

September 27, 2022

Getting point of interest (POI) data right is hard. In order to maintain the utmost accuracy in our Places dataset, we tackle…

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A Closer Look at Hex Tiles: How it’s Changing Geospatial Analysis

September 26, 2022

Foursquare’s Senior Director of Engineering Shan He was recently featured on the Mapscaping Podcast to discuss all things Hex Tiles.…

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How to Build a Local Search Map Using Foursquare Places API

September 22, 2022

Building a local search map can be easier than you think. We’ll be walking through how to do so by…

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Foursquare Places API Adds Telephone Search Capability

September 15, 2022

Foursquare’s Places API has been enhanced to detect phone number queries and return points of interest (POIs) associated with that number. Better…

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Top Tips for Data Integration

September 7, 2022

As any data scientist will tell you, the combination of increasingly large data sets and the varied data types have…

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Using OpenStreetMap in Hex Tiles

August 30, 2022

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is an open, community-maintained base map of the world. It includes the outlines of countries, locations of cities, important…

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Introducing H3 Version 4.0.0

August 23, 2022

Global population mapped at H3 resolution 8 by Kontur Today marks the release of version 4.0.0 of the H3 hexagonal grid system. With this…

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Highlights From Our Latest Hackathon

March 28, 2022

Here at Foursquare, we regularly host hackathons amongst our product and engineering teams to foster innovation, provide a change of…

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ANDROID 12: How developers can adjust to new features and support data privacy

November 2, 2021

Respect for consumer data privacy is a core principle at Foursquare – thus, all of our products are designed and…

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iOS 14: Foursquare mobile engineering – take 1

September 9, 2020

As an engineer working on the Pilgrim SDK, I help our partners enable unique location use cases, while maintaining the…

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New privacy controls, permissions, and debug logging in Pilgrim SDK

July 28, 2020

We’ve introduced a few new features for both iOS and Android to support privacy and make it easier to troubleshoot.…

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How Foursquare data science balances practicality and rigor

February 5, 2020

When building quantitative systems that drive commercial value, pragmatism and innovation are not in conflict with one another. Foursquare is…

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Why you need a phone’s eye view of the world | developer week keynote

July 28, 2019

On June 20, 2019, Foursquare previewed the access to Pilgrim SDK Free Tier in a keynote presentation at DeveloperWeek in…

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Foursquare’s new approach to hiring top talent

July 18, 2019

The Tech Talent Pipeline (TTP) sat down with several members of our team, including Ben Ludman, Engineering Director, Clifton Jadoo,…

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How our intern led Pants’ migration to Python 3

April 18, 2019

While the build tool Pants has supported building and testing Python 3 code for a long time, until today, Pants…

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Good engineers can become good leaders

February 12, 2019

When an engineer in the tech industry experiences career success and demonstrates significant value, a common question one asks themself…

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Phones, Lambdas and the Joy of Snap-to-Place Technology

April 2, 2018

Before diving into lambdas, trees, and joy functions, we’ll start this overview of Foursquare’s Snap-to-Place technology with background on unique…

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Phones, lambdas and the joy of Snap-to-Place technology

April 2, 2018

Before diving into lambdas, trees, and joy functions, we’ll start this overview of Foursquare’s Snap-to-Place technology with background on unique aspects of…