Just in time for SXSW, Bill Piel has gotten the Foursquare “firehose,” live for Austin. We are now tracking and co-mingling all checkins from Foursquare, Gowalla, Brightkite, and GraffitiGeo (Loopt) on Socialgreat.com. The numbers look crazy:
A few caveats:
- It’s working now but could break. We think everything is accurate, but Bill has been hammering to get this done and it may break.
- The process of FourSquare moving off of City IDs has broken our other cities. This is a trivial fix, but we haven’t gotten to it, so for now just Austin is working. All the other cities have messed up data, but we (royal We, I mean Bill), will get to it in short order.
So check out a complete view of the social and greatest spots in Austin from the major services, aggregated NOW