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Wisdom Shared from the Foursquare API Team

Foursquare is sunsetting their APIv1, and recently spent some time sharing the lessons they learned during APIv1 and the decisions that went into APIv2.

Here are some excerpts: They provide a lot more wisdom in their blog post,APIv2: Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Some of the points I couldn't do justice with just an excerpt.

Some of their reflections are just reminders of the success of JSON, OAuth2 and a simple RESTful approach. But their insight about how to structure objects, envelopes, timestamps and categories has me putting some more thought into upcoming changes to my API.