Foursquare Connected Apps brings info from other services into Foursquare


Foursquare has released a preview of connected apps, a new feature for their check-in service that will allow users to get everything they need from within the app.

Foursquare currently only gives you tips, suggestions, and check-in services made for their own service, but with connected apps you can pull in recommendations and info from other services without having to leave the app.

For instance, if you check into an airport in a certain city, The Weather Channel will feed you the forecast right to you on the check-in page.

If you happen to go to a restaurant after leaving that airport, you’ll find drink and food recommendations for that particular place from your friends from services like Untappd and Foodspotting.

It’s a great new feature that we’re excited to see on its way to the platform. Find more information at Foursquare’s technical blog here.

Better yet, you can go ahead and download the app from the Google Play Store today. Have a look below for the 11 launch partners Foursquare’s gone with and look forward to more services coming in the future.

  • Eat This, Not That – From Men’s Health Mag, Eat This, Not That tells you what dishes to order and what to avoid at restaurants when you check in
  • Untappd – Shows recommendations from friends and others on which beer to order, and easily check-in to beers from within foursquare
  • Sonar – Informs you of your connections to interesting people nearby
  • Soundtracking – Share and discover songs your friends have shared at a place
  • Snoball – Trigger charity donations when you check in, and tells you about friends’ donations
  • Foodspotting – Share and get recommendations on which dishes to order
  • GroupMe – Makes it easier to share your check-in with a group of friends on GroupMe
  • Blue Legends – Notifies you when you earn extra rewards for checking into Lufthansa venues
  • Instagram – Share your Instagram photos on foursquare, which friends can see and tap through to the Instagram app
  • Path – Share photos and text from Path, which tap through to the Path app
  • The Weather Channel – Get the weather forecast with your first check-in of the day and when you check in to a new city
Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

10 Burning Questions with Michael from Cloud.TV, developer of HD Widgets

Previous article

Report: Google also working on a 10 inch Nexus

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Apps