Skift Take

Foursquare's larger vision of building on top of its core of checkins is playing out now, could turn out to have big implications for travel industry that would plug into the platform.

Foursquare launched a developer preview for Connected Apps — that is, “developer-crafted experiences that exist within Foursquare” — for iPhone and Android smartphones. (Blackberry’s on the way.)

Foursquare’s own blog: This opens up a ton of possibilities, all around interacting with people’s experiences while they’re having them. For instance, Eat This, Not That can suggest healthy dishes the moment someone checks in at a restaurant. Or The Weather Channel can tell people the forecast when they check in to a new city.

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Tags: apps, foursquare