Streaming Check-in Data

To get real-time access to check-ins, you can always use our User Push API (https://developer.foursquare.com/overview/realtime) which will send your servers a ping every time one of your users checks in. Alternatively, we do suggest using the Twitter streaming API as an approximation of our firehose. You can filter for "swarmapp.com" links on the Twitter stream and use our checkins/resolve endpoint to get the check-in.

Note to researchers: We receive a lot of requests from researchers and are unfortunately unable to accommodate every inbound request we get. We strongly encourage you to explore the options that are available through our free api. If you submit a request for streaming data, please be prepared to provide information on your grant and/or proposal. Thanks!