Places API

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Places API Demos

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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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Up to $200 in free monthly usage credits to take advantage of Places API. No credit card required to set up an account.

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The Places API lets you bring location context into your applications with the speed and reliability you need. Power location searches with rich details to help users find the best places near them through access to photos, reviews, tips, and more.

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Search & Data

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

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Geotagging & Check-in

Detect where your user's device is and what is around them to provide POI tagging that supports a check-in use case.

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

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Address Data

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

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