Places points-of-interest (POI) data is better-than-ever, and new Places Enterprise API will enable improved delivery for enterprises
The relaunch of the database marks the completion of a months-long effort to fully combine Foursquare’s data set with that of Factual, which merged with Foursquare in April 2020. Now, Places encompasses the best aspects of both POI data sets – including an unmatched ecosystem of trusted sources – and leads the industry in data accuracy and freshness.
The release of the Places Enterprise API strengthens Foursquare’s enterprise-grade location solutions, following many successful years of our Developer API, which was originally built to meet the specific needs of one organization: Foursquare itself. Others saw that a location API could enhance their own technology too, and over the years, the Developer API offered value to many of our partners and customers (Samsung, Uber, Twitter – to name a few). As a result, we rebuilt our API with more modern infrastructure to better support the needs of our customers and partners, equipped with improved data quality and better scaling capabilities.