Foursquare: 'Save to Foursquare and Follow Foursquare' Buttons and Bookmarklet!; Newly Redesigned 'Developer Site ' Unveiled

Joining the content sharing button family of Facebook, Twitter, +1 button and StumbleUpon button family are new "save to Foursquare" and "follow Foursquare" buttons to help you save places mentioned in reviews, profiles, or guides from online publications straight to your foursquare "To-Do list." Starting today, now when you visit a site just look for […]

FoursquareJoining the content sharing button family of Facebook, Twitter, +1 button and StumbleUpon button family are new "save to Foursquare" and "follow Foursquare" buttons to help you save places mentioned in reviews, profiles, or guides from online publications straight to your foursquare "To-Do list."

Starting today, now when you visit a site just look for the 'Save to foursquare' button, which let you save those places you read about online straight to your foursquare 'To-Do List,' without leaving the article you're reading. When you click on a 'Save to foursquare' button, a window will pop up confirming the place you want to add, and that's it! It's on your phone, and the saved places will show up in their foursquare app with your branding, along with a link back to the original article on your site, explained foursquare.

Now, foursquare will remind you about it the next time you're out and about. If you're using Radar, we'll buzz your phone when you're around the corner.

Save to Foursquare button

Copy and paste this code into the HTML for your website wherever you want the button to appear.

<!-- Place this anchor tag where you want the button to go -->
<a href="https://foursquare.com/intent/venue.html" class="fourSq-widget" >Save to foursquare</a>

<!-- Place this script somewhere after the anchor tag above. If you have multiple buttons, only include the script once. -->
<script type="'text/javascript'">
  (function() {
    window.___fourSq = {};
    var s = document.createElement('script');
    s.type = 'text/javascript';
    s.src = 'http://platform.foursquare.com/js/widgets.js';
    s.async = true;
    var ph = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
    ph.parentNode.insertBefore(s, ph);
  })();
</script>

Find out how to add the button to your site here by visiting this page, and in the video below:

What if your favorite publication isn't using the button on their site yet? Don't fret! foursquare has also launched a "Save" button bookmaklet. "Just drag and drop the new bookmarklet to the bookmark bar on your browser and save a place to foursquare from any website," revealed the location sharing company. (Pro Tip: there's also a chrome extension.)

Save to Foursuare Chrome bookmarklet

You can get the 'Save' button bookmarklet here, and corresponding Chrome browser add-on here.

javascript:(function(){(window.___fourSq=window.___fourSq||{}).version='1322747106101';var a=document.createElement('script');a.type='text/javascript';a.src='https://platform-s.foursquare.com/js/modules/widgets.bookmarklet.js';(document.head||document.body).appendChild(a)})();void(0);

Watch the video to learn more about the 'Save' button in the videos below:

The check-in service has also rolled out a major redesign to its developer site today, with a focus on making it easier for developers to find the resources they're looking around.

First launched in Dec 2010, along with the newest version of the API. Later, the company has added tons of new platform features: Venue Project, Realtime Push APIs. Now, with this redesign, the company has foucsed on making it easier for developers to find the resources they're looking for.

The new website now offers better organized links to guides and resources, a revamped Getting Started Guide and a new "Showcase" section which promotes some of Foursquare's own favorite apps.

With so many different tools available on foursquare API, the company now has retooled is Getting Started Guide and an overview section that walks you through tutorials, set up, and our most common use-cases. Also, the company now share some best policies and practices.

For those who wonder how Instagram uses foursquare as its location layer, or how American Express accesses the foursquare API to help small businesses? Foursquare's apps showcase illustrates some of our favorite apps and how they work with our platform.

For those already set up and raring to go, all of 'Endpoints API' can now be found in a single place, and can even be filtered by platform type. "For instance, if you're building something for merchants, you can choose to only view the merchant-relevant endpoints," revealed the company.

Foursquare Redesign Developer site

Foursquare's new developer site

Foursquare Apps Showcase