Foursquare tips are now available to CityGrid Publishing Partners!
In addition to the 6.5million reviews already available in the APIs, a new set of 2.5M tips from the Foursquare community are now available via API.
Similar to other reviews these must be attributed to the content provider, link to the providers site, and display a “read more” link to the full review.
All reviews will be tagged as from Foursquare to make it easy to choose whether to display them and when to attribute.
Examples for your viewing pleasure:
Sample “Verified” Icon
How do you know the information on local businesses provided is accurate? We just added one more way for you and your users to know the info we’re providing is top-notch. In our Places Detail API response, we provide a “claimed” element that lets you know if the merchant has verified their listing.
Beyond these places being flagged as “claimed”, they often also contain additional content. Local business owners can add images, a teaser, an offer, and external menu or reservation urls. They can also customize how their name and address are displayed across the CityGrid network. Merchants can claim their listings today on Citysearch.com, and in the future possibly from your own site or application. The process involves phone-verification in order to minimize fraudulent claims.
Start using the “claimed” element today to show your users know the information they see is verified.
We want to make sure that you, our publishers, have the ability to help make CityGrid SDKs better for the entire community, and that you aren’t forced to wait for us to make changes or to make changes yourself that we’ll eventually make on our own (and expect you to use).
That’s why you’ll now find our SDKs on github. iOS is located here and android here
Go ahead and fork the code on github and when you’re ready to submit changes post a merge request in the “citygrid-dev-talk” Google forum. You can also submit an SDK in an additional language or let us know of examples you’ve built.
We can’t wait to see what exciting things you’ll come up with.