Wow, do we jump on problems quickly as a community around here or what? On Thursday, forums user aexellent reported an API change from the folks behind Foursquare. Foursquare is a popular location based social networking service (if you’ve been living under a rock). The update to the API effectively broke Foursquare for webOS but not for long!
Similarly to how YouTube functionality was restored within 48 hours, Foursquare was gone and then restored in only 24 hours. Who should we thank? Forums user and meta-doctor expert, Herrie, came to the rescue. But this wasn’t the typical patch solution. Oh no no no! The great news is that Foursquare for webOS creator, Zhephree, open-sourced the app and uploaded it onto github. This made the fix that much “easier” to come by. Not only is the app back to life and available for download on the forum thread but Herrie also added the solutions to github which should generate the request to update it for the HP App Catalog as well.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I’m consistently blown away by the amazing webOS community. Thanks Herrie!