She Said: Leveraging the Power of Foursquare in BlackBerry 10

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We’ve spoken before about how to integrate your Cascades and WebWorks apps with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn on BlackBerry 10. We’ve shared samples with you that show how easy it is to invoke these social networking apps in various ways. But there was a big square-shaped hole in our existing sample code. We were missing out on Foursquare’s powerful API’s and location database.

So we’ve updated the socialinvocation sample to include examples of how to invoke Foursquare with all of the currently supported invocation parameters.

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As you can see, Foursquare allows BlackBerry 10 developers to leverage their app in a number of different ways, both through Cards and the Invocation Framework.

Big thanks to Kyle from Foursquare who has also documented these features in his sample app:  https://github.com/foursquare/foursquare-bb10-sdk

If you want to learn more about Social Invocation and why you should be including it in your app, come to one of our sessions next week at BlackBerry Live!  We’ll be talking about the benefits of integrating with Foursquare and the rest of the Social apps in two sessions:

JAM37 - Building context-aware applications by leveraging the power of Foursquare APIs, Thursday, May 16

JAM52 - Get Social: Connecting your app to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and more! Wednesday, May 15

Kyle from Foursquare will be there, and we will show a real world example of how Untappd found success by integrating with Foursquare.  Sample apps, best practices, and code snippets will also be presented that will show developers how to quickly get started in both the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK and the BlackBerry Native SDK.

About Erin Rahnenfuehrer

I'm living the dream, working for the Developer Relations team at BlackBerry speciailizing in Cascades and C++ development. I focus mostly on social and lifestyle apps.

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