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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook - Second Edition by Jason Kneen

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Connecting to FourSquare using oAuth

Open authorization (known normally by its shortened name, oAuth) is an open standard developed for authorization that allows a user to share private data stored on one site or device (for example, a mobile phone) with another site. Instead of using credentials such as a username and password, oAuth relies on tokens. Each token has within it a series of details encoded for a specific site (for example, FourSquare or Twitter), using specific resources or permissions (that is, photos or your personal information) for a specific duration of time (for example, 2 hours).

FourSquare is a popular location-based social networking site specifically made for GPS-enabled mobile devices. It allows you to check in to various ...

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