I’m not a developer, but I’m wondering if it’s possible for the possible scenario to be implemented with the achievements module.
I use an application on my Android phone called Foursquare, it’s basically a location based game using your GPS, you ‘Check In’ from venues when you visit them. You can unlock badges for number of visits, type of venue visited & he person who visits a particular venue the most by checking into that venue every time they visit will become the ‘Mayor’ of that venue. More details on the game here: http://www.foursquare.com/
My question is….I would like to use your achievement module on my site. Would it be possible for you to link up your achievement module with the Foursquare API so that we can create custom achievements for locations visited?
The scenarios I am thinking of in particular is say for example a football fan site. I would like to offer an achievement on my buddy press site for fans who attend a specific match, i.e. they attend the FA Cup Final at Wembley. Rather than have to manually verify users attended the event such as having them post photos of themselves with their ticket at Wembley on the day etc, it would be much easier if I create an achievement that users the Foursquare API to check if a user checked into a specific venue on a specific date, if so then award them the achievement.
This would probably require a custom profile field to be created in BuddyPress for the users to specify their Foursquare username etc.
The Foursquare API can be located at: http://groups.google.com/group/foursquare-api/web/api-documentation
This would be a really nice feature but I am not a developer so don’t think I would be able to hack your code to make my customisations this way.
Could you let me know if number one……is this possible to integrate the two applications this way? number two……is this something you would consider building into the application for a future release?
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