Thanks for choosing the Places API to build location-based experiences into your app or website. We know that getting started with a new API can be challenging so we’ve created a step-by-step guide to walk you through how to create a Foursquare Developer account, make your first API call, and more.
2. Register as a Developer
If you are an existing Foursquare user, you will be able to use your own account to register. If not, you will have to either Sign Up for Foursquare or log in using Facebook.
On the next page, choose a name for your app and enter the URL from where it will be hosted.
4. Choose Your Account Tier
After picking a name for your app, select the appropriate tier for your application.
5. Obtain Your Client ID and Secret Key
Once you’ve created your app, make note of your Client ID and Client Secret since you will need these credentials in the next step. Please note the key below has been generated for this guide and will not be usable in an application.
6. Make Your First API Call
Using the client ID and secret obtained previously, let’s make our first API call! The examples below show you how to find a coffee shop near a given location.