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!

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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

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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.


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