Fourplay mashed up Craigslist Missed Connection listings and Foursquare User data to bring users missed connections that happened near or at their check-ins.

In order to achieve this we:

  • scraped Craigslist Missed Connections with a Python script
  • analyzed each post for GPS data using the (now deprecated) Metalayer Text API
  • then used the GPS information to locate and map locations using the Factual and Foursquare APIs

My team was awarded the Metalayer API Award for our use of their API to analyze the missed connection data.


May 2012