API Highlight: music + place = memories with SoundTracking
With photos and comments for foursquare check-ins, it’s easy to share where you are and what you’re up to, whether you’re at a big game or chiming in with a billion others. This week, we’re highlighting an app that uses foursquare’s venue database to add another layer of storytelling to your check-in: music.
SoundTracking lets you add a song to your location and check in to foursquare at the same time. Whether you’re lacing up for your morning run, singing your heart out at your neighborhood karaoke joint, or embracing nostalgia at an old haunt, you can let people know just what music is inspiring you. (Little-known foursquare HQ fact: we play “Roll Out” by Ludacris during product launches at foursquare.)
There are some pretty neat features on SoundTracking, like its “Musical Neighborhoods” option, which lets people see what’s trending in a neighborhood or at a place based on the songs that other Soundtrackers have posted and tagged. But what we like best about it is that it illustrates one of the many ways we can make our day to day activities more interesting (and fun) for ourselves and our friends. It’s the same thing Instagram does for photos and Foodspotting does for meals – all of them use foursquare’s venue database to add context to the world.
You can download SoundTracking here. Happy listening!
API Highlights feature our favorite apps built on top of the foursquare platform. Check out the app gallery to see more. If you’re a developer, you can access the same tools that were used to build these apps over at developer.foursquare.com.