Location-based check-in and promotional service foursquare has announced that it will hold another Hackathon after a successful first one. The November 3 event will be focused on its new Connected Apps platform. Last year’s winner was My Next Trip, a service that used foursquare data to help you plan…your next trip.
Here’s what the company had to say about its second Hackathon:
On November 3, we’ll open up our NYC & SF offices for an all-day Connected Apps hackathon. And like last year, we’re inviting developers all around the world to band together and hack up some awesome connected apps. We’ll have great prizes (last year one of the winning teams had their hack running on a giant screen in Times Square and even rang the closing bell for NASDAQ! Oh, and there’s a new title belt!), swag, and (naturally) global glory for the best foursquare hacks, no matter where in the world they come from.
The platform is a pretty awesome way to grow out foursquare’s developer ecosystem and help developers get traction on their own ideas and apps.
If you’re a developer and would like to participate, you can head over to foursquare’s meetup page here.
Foursquare is a geographical location based social network that incorporates gaming elements. Users share their location with friends by “checking in” via a smartphone app or by text message. Points are awarded for checking in at various venues. Users can connect their Foursquare accounts to their Twitter and Facebook accounts, which can update when a check in is registered. By checking in a certain number of times, or in different locations, users can collect virtual badges. In addition, users...