AsylumConnect Wins 2019 Foursquare For Good Challenge!
AsylumConnect named the winner of Foursquare’s second-annual Foursquare for Good program
AsylumConnect is excited to be recognized as the winner of the 2019 Foursquare For Good Challenge. The award includes a generous $10,000 company donation from Foursquare as well as the chance for AsylumConnect to work with Foursquare’s engineering team pro bono during 2020 to integrate Foursquare’s sophisticated location technology into AsylumConnect’s free mobile app for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers.
AsylumConnect chosen as the winner from over 40 applicants
"The work that AsylumConnect is doing for the LGBTQ+ community is more important now in 2019 than ever before. I am beyond proud to support them in their mission of providing access to care and resources for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, and that our technology is going to play even a small role in helping them improve the lives of their community of users." — Dennis Crowley, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Foursquare
AsylumConnect will leverage Foursquare’s Places API to highlight nearby places owned by and/or geared towards LGBTQ+ people per AsylumConnect’s existing resource database; integrate rich content (e.g. venue ratings, tips and photos) to further empower users with up-to-date information about venues; and enable users to search for venues in the AsylumConnect mobile app. In the future, AsylumConnect will also work with Foursquare to explore the potential of using Foursquare’s Pilgrim SDK to enable context-aware, proactive notifications when users are nearby one of the nearly 1,500 services in the AsylumConnect resource database.
AsylumConnect thanks Foursquare for their support and generosity!