Foursquare announced tonight on their API mailing list that they’re planning a Hack Day in New York on February 5 (UPDATE: It has been moved to February 19). Developers from all over the country will be gathering to write apps on top of foursquare’s and other companies’ APIs. It will be interesting to see what kinds of things come out of it.
Here are a few things I’d love to see:
- A way to browse nearby specials in real time using the API’s new specials endpoint.
- A nice-looking map I can share on Facebook, Twitter or my website that shows the places I unlocked each badge.
- A tool that can look at my history and my friends’ histories and suggest places to meet up for dinner or drinks that we all like.
I’m also a fan of this idea from Marshall Kirkpatrick:
I’m cheering for someone to build a Foursquare mashup with Google News and Wikipedia, so I can be told automatically when the places I go have been mentioned in the news or have history posted on Wikipedia.
The time and location for the Hack Day will be announced at a later date. Foursquare wanted to get the date out as soon as possible to give developers a chance to make plans to attend.
What would you like to see come out of the Hack Day?