Foursquare today announced their third hackathon, which is scheduled for November 3. This one is focused on the new connected apps platform, which lets developers insert relevant information right into the foursquare app’s post check-in screen.
Once again, the hackathon will encompass both the New York and San Francisco offices for an entire day. There will, of course, be foursquare swag and prizes, including a new title belt.
The goal is to grow the connected apps ecosystem. The platform is incredibly versatile, but as it stands, many of the existing connected apps are purely for fun, like Yo, Taco! and That’s What She Said. More useful apps include those from the Weather Channel, Squaredar, Untappd and After Credits.
A host of useful, location-relevant apps could be built off the platform, however, like an app thats display your grocery list when you check in at the grocery store or mobile coupon offers available at a particular store.
Developers can sign up for the hackathon at the official meetup page for the event.
What would you like to see developers build?