Foursquare to over 25,000 developers using its API, today announced a developer preview of the "Connected Apps" to build apps based around people's experiences in the real world.
Until today, though, those apps, whether they help keep people healthy, plan trips, or even give dogs a treat, have been stand-alone. "This opens up a ton of possibilities, all around interacting with people's experiences while they're having them, " said 4sq.
For instance, Eat This, Not That can suggest healthy dishes the moment someone checks in at a restaurant. "Whatever you build, anyone in foursquare's 20,000,000-strong community can connect it to their account and see your messages in their post-check-in screens. We'll attribute all your app's contributions, so other people can connect your app or click through to your site," added 4sq.
Connected Apps currently released to iPhone and Android, and BlackBerry soon to follow.
Developers, you can start testing this out today with the new developer preview endpoints in the API.