Build better, personalized experiences with UGC APIs

Build better, personalized experiences with UGC APIs

Developers can access the essential APIs for building personalized, scalable, and privacy-compliant for customers.

Build better, personalized experiences with UGC APIs


What makes Foursquare’s UGC APIs unique?

Data coverage

Foursquare’s APIs are built on our best-in-class geospatial database of 120M POIs across 200+ countries, 16B human verified check-ins, and 1B+ photos, tips, and reviews.

Off-the-shelf personalization

User-generated content forms a cycle that powers increasingly personalized and detailed app experiences. Our UGC APIs can help you generate the necessary signals for better, more powerful personalized place search results.

User engagement

Enable users to upload their own location-based content to supplement Foursquare data, increasing engagement while powering a better UX with a well-rounded content library.

Key use cases

UGC APIs in action

Generate social proof

Build trust and credibility in your platform by providing users with content from real people as they explore new venues.

Analyze consumer sentiment

Leverage venue ratings derived from ML-powered sentiment analysis (amongst other signals) to track consumer trends

Solve the cold start problem

Immediately drive personalization by enabling users to tag their preferences from Foursquare’s exclusive and robust Tastes library.

Better understand your users

Collect key feedback to feed your recommendations algorithm and create user persona profiles for stronger segmentation and targeting.

Product information

UGC APIs unlocked


Tastes API

Let users choose their own Tastes in order to jump-start personalization with our unique and extensive Tastes taxonomy.


Tips API (Reviews)

Provide users with millions of venue-specific reviews and enable them to share their own experiences.


Ratings API

Help users understand and explore different venues by providing sentiment scores for venues they’ve visited.


Lists API

Make it easy for users to curate custom lists of Places, like travel wishlists, trip itineraries, and local favorites.


Check-In API

Let users ‘check-in’ to a venue to increase their engagement while you develop stronger customer profiling.


User Management API

Create Foursquare users and link them with your own in order to start leveraging the UGC and personalization API features.