Before check.in was release TriOut founder Lawrence Ingraham and I new at some point TriOut would need an API. What we didn’t know is how soon it would be created after the initial launch in February 2010. Then we saw the first beta release of check.in announced and I contacted my friends at Brightkite to see if they were interested in including TriOut for the second beta version and the response was yes. Some may have wondered why include a hyper-local location-based platform in a national check-in web app where the goal is to help solve check-in fatigue but the answer is simple. Why not? One being North Carolina users have check-in fatigue too and it was just the push TriOut needed to go ahead and develop an API (http://api.trioutnc.com). After the go ahead yes, Lawrence developed the TriOut API and announced it along with the release of the TriOut Andriod/iPhone HTML5 web check-in application (http://mobile.trioutnc.com) in June.

Since the launch of the API some developers/partners/friends have made a few web and mobile applications using the TriOut API. Here are a few.

1. Google Chrome TriOut Check-in Extension [download link] Google Chrome Extension
Beta on http://github.com/hyperlink/triout
Develiped by Xiaoxin @hyperlink

2. FT TriOut NC – WordPress Plugin
TriOut WordPress Plugin
Developed by Glenn Ansley of Full Throttled Development

3. SPARKcon iPhone & Android native apps
SPARKcon iPhone app

iPhone app made by Sal Conigliaro of Acme, Inc

Android app made by Media Box Studios

4. Custom TriOut Widgets http://trioutnc.com/u/widgets.php

Share Your Location with the World. Put a TriOut Widget on your Site!

Developed by TriOut

5. Check.In made by Brightkite
Check.in accounts

Speaking of the TriOut API, we’re using it to develop the next version of our iPhone app along with an upgrade to our web app. Yes, we’re working on an Andriod app built off of the API too but if you’re an Android developer and want to get a head start let us know. A big thanks to everyone creating apps using the TriOut API.

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