Foursquare sponsored a worldwide hackathon last month with cash prizes to encourage developers to build using its API (application programming interface). More than 500 developers participated in the day-long hackathon. Foursquare highlights two of the tools that resulted from the hackathon. One was the hackathon grand prize winner.
API Highlight: Plan, travel, share, repeat.
Plan Your Next Trip was the grand prize winner. It builds a travel itinerary for your next destination by sourcing the best and most popular places. The web-based product’s two-day agenda list of places to go and things to do at each of these places.
tripsQ is for jet-setters. It creates a map based on your airport check-ins and provides statistics like total miles traveled, number of trips, distance per month and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.