Better POI data, better app experiences

Better POI data, better app experiences

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Better POI data, better app experiences

Benefits

What makes Foursquare Places APIs unique?

Comprehensive coverage

All Foursquare APIs are built on our robust geospatial database of 120M+ POIs across 200+ countries, 15B+ human verified check-ins, and 1B+ photos, tips, and reviews.

Free $200 monthly credits

Leverage free $200 monthly credits to access Foursquare’s high-quality places and location data for real-time venue search, discovery, and ranking.

Flexible licensing, scalable pricing

With no restrictions on use cases and pay-as-you-go pricing, you only pay for what you need. Enterprise accounts receive additional discount benefits.

Our users

Leading companies use Foursquare Places APIs to power their products and apps

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Key use cases

Places API in action

  • Find top Places near you

    Enhance location searches to help users effortlessly discover local spots through photos, reviews, tips, and more when using Places API.

  • Location matching & check-ins

    Leverage our snap-to-place technology and Nearby Places endpoint to power location detection and check-in features.

  • Simplified address search

    Use our Address Autocomplete endpoint to power more accurate pick-up and drop-off locations for both residential and commercial addresses.

  • Content geotagging & sharing

    Help users tell their stories by providing an app experience that allows geotagging their posts, photos, and other content.

Product details

What does the Places API consist of?

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Search & Data

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

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Geotagging & Check-in

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

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Autocomplete

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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Case studies

How brands use Foursquare Places API

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Place discovery through authentic video content

Retail and restaurant exploration app Atmosfy uses Places API to show users POI-specific video content, helping them explore new venues.

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Enhancing search for Uber

Global ride-hailing giant Uber uses Places API to make it easy for riders to search and share their pick-up destinations. Before users even finish typing a venue name, our database is returning relevant locations for fast search and hail.

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Powering POI search for Beat

Beat is the fastest-growing ride-hailing app in Latin America and it’s point of interest results are powered by Places API. As riders type pickup and dropoff locations into the app, Places API provides real-time responses to identify the right destination and connect with drivers faster.

Build personalized app experiences

Use Foursquare’s Personalization API to engage your end-users through location-based personalized app features

Explore Places APIs

Choose the right API for your needs


Features

Places API

Personalization API
Access to an extensive database of over 120M+ global POIs and residential addresses, updated and verified daily
Yes

Yes
Access to rich, real-world data with 1,200+ searchable categories and 60+ POI attributes including geocodes, photos, reviews, tags, and more
Yes

Yes
Personalized search results based on user-generated content created through Foursquare’s UGC APIsN/A, search results are not tailored to the end user’s interests and historic activity.
Yes, results are personalized. Requires content to be created via UGC endpoints to generate signals for the personalization algorithm.
Provide users with the capability to share their sentiments using reviews, ratings, and tastes.N/A, Places API allows users to provide POI information only.
Yes. Users can contribute content within your app using the UGC endpoints.
Recommend trending or similar places.N/A
Yes. Your mobile app can recommend trending places nearby or places relevant to your user’s tastes.

Test out Places API to drive better app experiences

Try Places API, enhanced with new explorer tool that makes it easy to experiment with code snippets in the browser before committing changes to your code.

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