Version 1 of the foursquare API doesn’t officially shut down until August 1, but that hasn’t stopped foursquare from being proactive and warning users in advance.
Anyone with an app that’s still using version 1 will now see a message from “Jimmy Foursquare” in their friends list that reads:
Your foursquare client is out of date! If you don’t upgrade before August 1st it will stop working.
If the app isn’t updated to the new API by August 1, users will no longer have access to any of its foursquare capabilities. Foursquare has said there will be “no exceptions“Â to this rule.
A few notable apps are currently showing the message, including Seesmic and Tweetdeck. Both are Twitter clients that show foursquare location information alongside your Twitter feed.
App developers who’ve already made the transition to version 2 report that the move is relatively easy to complete.
It’s good that foursquare has started warning users this early so they won’t be taken by surprise on August 1 when their apps stop working. Hopefully this will also serve as a warning to developers to get their apps updated in time for the change.
Have you seen the notice in any other apps?
UPDATE: Users are reporting that the official foursquare app for Nokia phones is among the apps showing the warning right now, as is Gravity, a popular Nokia Twitter client with foursquare checkin features. FoursquareX, Kickball and American Express Currency are as well, but they all seem to be abandonware at this point so there’s little chance they’ll be updated.