Foursquare today began leveraging their own connected apps platform with an app designed to help keep their venue database clean.
Once you’ve connected the Location Editor app to your account, it pops up occasionally on the post check-in screen to ask for your help with questions meant to clean up the venue database. Your answers fill in missing information like addresses and phone numbers.
Location Editor is designed to only ask you for help occasionally and mostly when you’ve checked in to a place where you’re a regular. It’s being promoted to superusers, but it’s unclear whether regular users can at least submit suggestions through the app.
It’s interesting to see foursquare take advantage of their own connected apps platform to easily launch this feature simultaneously across their three main mobile platforms rather than building it into each app separately. It shows the power that developers can harness with a well-done connected app.
Have you connected Location Editor to your account? What do you think of it?