Get Started

New to the Foursquare Places API? Not to worry, we've got you covered. In just a few simple steps, you'll be up and running with your first API call in no time!

Check out our Places API Get Started Video too!


Foursquare Developer Account Required

If you do not have a Foursquare developer account, please Sign Up for an account before continuing.

1. Log Into Your Foursquare Developer Account


Terms of Use

If you are new to the Foursquare Developer Console and/or updates have been made to our Terms of Use, you will be prompted to review and accept them before being able to proceed.

2. Create a New Project

Please refer to the Create a New Project how-to guide for step-by-step instructions.

3. Generate an API Key

Please refer to the Manage API Keys how-to guide for step-by-step instructions.

4. Build & Test Your First API Call

Please refer to the Foursquare API Explorer to being building and testing your API calls.