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API Movers and Shakers: Your Weekly API Performance Report

Spring has sprung! And our weekly API performance report is here. For our new readers, hello! This report is culled from our data and from that info, we give you the movers and shakers in each sector. You can also see on our new slick API Directory! Don’t see your favorite APIs listed? Let […]

API Movers and Shakers: Your Weekly API Performance Report

Once again, U.S. Government APIs are not doing so well. FEMA in the US Government Collection was in the Red Zone with a CASC score of 5.72. This was primarily due to an outage on the 7th of March, which saw the requests to most endpoints timeout. There was also a scattering of failures throughout […]

Weekly API Performance Report: Movers and Shakers

Here are our highlights for the week in APIs. We tell you who’s up, who’s down, and who dropped out completely. Are the APIs you depend on included? If not, let us know and we’ll add them to our collection. And if you still haven’t signed up for a demo, what are you waiting for? […]

Foursquare is a location-based social networking platform founded in 2009 by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai. The company is headquartered in New York City, USA. Foursquare began as a mobile app that allowed users to check-in to various locations and share their location with friends. It has since evolved to become a platform that provides personalized recommendations based on a user’s location and preferences.

Foursquare’s future plans include expanding its platform to provide more personalized recommendations and integrating its technology with other businesses to help them leverage location-based data to improve their operations. The company is also exploring the use of augmented reality and other emerging technologies to enhance the user experience.

Foursquare’s infrastructure includes a complex network of servers, databases, and application programming interfaces (APIs). The company uses several APIs to provide developers with access to its location-based data, including:

Foursquare Places API: This API provides developers with access to Foursquare’s extensive database of locations, including details such as the name, address, and type of establishment.

Foursquare Venue Push API: This API enables developers to receive real-time notifications when users check in to a specific location or when new venues are added to Foursquare’s database.

Foursquare takes security seriously and has implemented several measures to protect user data. These include encryption, access controls, and regular security audits. The company has not experienced any significant security breaches.

API performance is essential to Foursquare’s operations, and the company has implemented several measures to ensure high availability and reliability. These include load balancing, caching, and monitoring tools. Foursquare has not experienced any significant downtime in recent years. However, the company has implemented a range of disaster recovery and business continuity measures to ensure that its platform remains available and reliable in the event of an outage or other disruption.

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