Event Categories

Returns a hierarchical list of categories applied to events.

When designing client applications, please download this list only once per session, but also avoid caching this data for longer than a week to avoid stale information.

Category images that come down through the API are available in three sizes:
  • 32 x 32 pixels (this is the default)
  • 64 x 64 pixels (this is what you might want to use for iPhone 4's Retina Display and other high resolution devices)
  • 256 x 256 pixels
By default, the API methods return the 32px image in this format:

To get a different size, simply specify a different suffix:
Requires Acting UserNo (learn more)
Modes supportedfoursquare, swarm (learn more)
All parameters are optional, unless otherwise indicated.
Response fields
categoriesAn array of categories containing sub- and sub-sub- categories. Each category contains an id, name, pluralName, icon, and categories (an array of child categories.)

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