Location-Based Experiences Using Foursquare with Ankit Patel

The manner in which users interact with technology has rapidly switched to mobile consumption.  The devices almost all of us carry with us at all times open endless opportunities for developers to create location-based experiences.

Foursquare became a household name when the introduced social check-ins.  Today they’re a location data platform.  Ankit Patel is the SVP of Engineering at Foursquare.  In this episode, we discuss Foursquare’s services, the way customers leverage location intelligence, and opportunities for areas like augmented reality.

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