Foursquare.com checks in with OpenStreetMap, checks out of Google Maps API
Foursquare’s been fairly the lively startup these days, including NFC help for Android four.zero and releasing its app for the PlayStation Vita. The corporate is not fairly completed being the mayor of Busyville, although, saying a change from Google Maps API to OpenStreetMap knowledge-based mostly MapBox Streets for Foursquare.com. Foursquare cited higher flexibility and help for different startups as causes for the change, though it additionally admits that Google’s choice to start out charging for its Maps API spurred the seek for an alternate. In the meantime, a fast examine of the Foursquare app nonetheless yielded Google Maps outcomes, so it seems the change is restricted to the site for now. Additionally, no phrase on whether or not Foursquare’s awarding MapBox Streets a BFF badge.