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Personalization APIs

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

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Personalized Search APIs

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

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Discovery APIs

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

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User Generated Content APIs

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


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Get Started

In just a few simple steps, you'll be up and running with your first API call in no time!

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Personalized Places Use Cases

Find inspiration on how to build powerful location-aware app experiences for your mobile apps.

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API Usage

Learn about how to use the API including authentication, rate limits and more.

Product Support

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Developer Console

The gateway into Foursquare's Developer tools where developers can create API keys, set up billing, and more.

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Get the answers to our most common questions regarding usage of the Developer Console and related topics.