4sweep is a Rails 3.2 web application for mass editing of Foursquare venues. It is built on a concept of "flags" that can be submitted to the Foursquare API v2. 4sweep supports the following flag types, which all operate on venues:
- Edit Venue Details (name, address, contacts, etc)
- Close Flag (event over, closed) and Re-Open
- Delete Flag (inappropriate, does not exist) and Undelete
- Make Private Flag
- Change Categories (add, remove, replace all, with special home category flag)
- Photo Flags
- Tip Flags
Flags are submitted against the Foursquare API using a queue managed by DelayedJob.
4sweep is unmaintained as of March 2015.
- Generate flags of any type quickly
- Search based on:
- Search term
- Center point + radius
- Bounding box
- Mayorships of user
- Recently created venues
- Split large areas into smaller subareas
- Filter venues using an advanced search BNF grammar
- Flags can have comments
- Can be checked to see if they were applied
- Can be scheduled for a future date (through Delayed Job)
Configuration and setup
4sweep is currently built for Rails 3.2 and uses Bootstrap 2.0. You will need to install all required gems. It relies on a database supported by ActiveRecord, and has only been tested with MySQL 5.5.
$ npm install pegjs
After installing PEG.js, make sure that it is executable on your command line:
$ pegjs -v PEG.js 0.8.0
4sweep needs you to specify a database in
You will need to search globally for all instances of "REPLACE_ME".
4sweep depends on several external services. IN
you will need to specify the following:
development: # Your Foursquare API keys: app_id: "" app_secret: "" callback_url: "" # Optional, to support the Rake task of generating and publishing map icons: aws_key: "" aws_secret: "" s3_bucket: "" # Optional, for Cloudwatch monitoring of 4sweep in production cloudwatch_key: "" cloudwatch_secret: ""