2016/NYC/Venues and Checkins

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Checkins, Locations, Venues was a session at IndieWebCamp NYC 2016.

(lots of stuff from: IRC starting at https://indiewebcamp.com/irc/2016-01-22#t1453498993472 )

Demo: old and new tommorris.org checkins.


  • Issues with openstreetmap and derived APIs.
  • issues w/ licensing of Foursquare data


Offline (actually async) checkins!

Why? Because:

  • not always online (e.g. underground in a subway station without even cell service nevermindwifi)
  • do not want to wait for network! most of the time checking into places I've checked in before, therefore *should* be cached.
  • minimize distraction from being "present" and present surroundings (politeness, safety etc.)
    • should ok to add checkin comments (shouts), stickers etc. later
  • "Post(square)" workaround is awkward - sometimes confuses or annoys friends on Swarm/Foursquare.