Foursquare opened up its API in January, and not much happened. The only reason I can understand why is that Foursquare itself doesn’t quite have the audience to demand the best and the brightest’s time on app development. It’s getting there though, and fast. This lead me to start thinking about the market as well as poking around the API and I think there are a few holes that app developers can fill and a few tempting ideas that will never gain legs. I’m going to spend this post discussing a few ideas that people are trying (or are likely to try) that I don’t think will work. Tomorrow, I will post a few ideas that I think there is room in the Foursquare ecosystem for.
The three coming failures in an otherwise booming segment (location-based):
Current Example: Kickball
Current Example: fiddme (kind of)
Current Example: PocketCrowd
These are just my guesses based on a feel for social media. Do I have any dissenters?