Which Apple store is the busiest?
I crafted a small web app which is here: http://mohanarun.com/code
Click on ‘Which Apple store is the busiest’.
The Foursquare API venues/Search method only
lets you search within a radius of 10000 metres per lat/lon.
This is severely limitin’ for this kind of app. Only 10000 metres? 10000 metre radius
wont cover a city like New York or Boston… But this is what you get for now.
It would be interestin’ to see which Apple store is *the busiest in the whole of the country, etc.
if Foursquare provides a way to query by geographical
identifiers rather than using lat/lon. What do I mean “Geographical identifiers”?
Somethin’ like “city=miami” or “state=florida” or “timezone=pst”
rather than havin’ to specify lat/lon.
If foursquare modifies the venues/Search endpoint to accept geographical identifier
as a query parameter then we can possibly get answers for questions like
“How many Taco Bells are in Kentucky”? “How many places
in Indiana have a Taco Bell and Starbucks within 1000 metres of each other?”
Another *suggestion for the Foursquare API is that they could let you put multiple
parameters in the query field for venues/Search, so you could search for ‘Apple Store||Walgreens||Taco Bell’
in one query, instead of havin’ to query once for each store…
I also wanted to put an indicator as to whether each location has ‘free wifi’ available or not
but I couldnt find an available api for it on the web.
I will soon be puttin’ the code on Github or Google Code after prettifyin’ it, in the meantime
if someone wants this open source code just email me.
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