Public Beta Feature

This documentation covers a feature currently in Public Beta. Access is available to anyone interested in building personalized experiences for their end-users.

This feature is subject to the Personalization API (Self-Service) Public Beta End user License Agreement 📄.

Personalization API

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

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User Management

Create new Foursquare managed end users for your application and comply with global data and privacy regulations.

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User Generated Content

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

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Discover and explore new venues based on where a user has been or what’s popular in their area.


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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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Personalization 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.

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Release Notes

Discover the most recent improvements, including the addition of new functionality and other important changes.