Last modified 11:47, 15 Sep 2014


This method "checks-in" the user to a specified place, on multiple social networks that support this feature.

Note: In Facebook and Twitter, checking-in is done via status update location parameters.

Supporting Providers

This operation is currently supported by the following providers: FourSquare, Facebook, Twitter.  

1. Before your application can check-in in Facebook, the user must grant your application an extended permission. Please make sure you have checked the "Enable checkin" check box in the Site Setup > Permissions page on Gigya's website. During the Social Login process, the user will be presented with a Facebook UI in which she can authorize your application to perform checkins on her behalf.
Please, read more in the Facebook Setting - Permissions guide.
2. In Twitter, the check-in operation is supported for users only if they choose so in their account settings. The user should check the "Add a location to your tweets" check-box in his Twitter account settings. For more information see the Twitter Geo Developer Guidelines at


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Where <Data_Center_ID> is:

  • us1 - for the US datacenter
  • eu1 - for the European datacenter
  • au1 - for the Australian datacenter


Required Name Type Description
Required* UID string The unique ID of the user with which this method call is associated. This is the UID you receive from Gigya after a successful login of this user. See User.UID for more information.

Note: If you are using account linking then the UID would be your site user ID. To learn more about Social Login with account linking (best practice), please refer to the Social Login Implementation guide.

Required placeID string A unique identifier of the place to which to check-in.
Note: you may receive a list of place identifiers using the socialize.getPlaces method.
  comment string A user comment associated with the check-in action.
Required* latitude float The decimal latitude of the user.
* The parameter is required by Facebook only.
  longitude float The decimal longitude of the user.
* The parameter is required by Facebook only.
Optional enabledProviders string A comma-delimited list of provider names to include in the method execution. This parameter gives the possibility to apply this method only to a subset of providers of your choice. If you do not set this parameter, by default all the providers are enabled (i.e. the method applies to all connected providers).
For example, if you would like the method to apply only to Facebook and Twitter, define: enabledProviders: "facebook, twitter".
Valid provider names include:
'facebook', 'twitter', 'foursquare'.
  disabledProviders string A comma-delimited list of provider names to exclude in the method execution. This parameter gives the possibility to specify providers to which that you don't want this method to apply. If you do not set this parameter, by default no provider is disabled (i.e. the method applies to all connected providers).
For example, if you would like the method to apply to all providers except Google+ and Twitter, define: disabledProviders: "googleplus, twitter".
Valid provider names include: 'facebook', 'twitter', 'foursquare'.
  cid string A string of maximum 100 characters length. This string will be associated with each transaction and will later appear on reports generated by Gigya, in the "Context ID" combo box. The cid allows you to associate the report information with your own internal data, for example, to identify a specific widget or page on your site/application. The "Context ID" combo box lets you filter the report data by site/application context.
  actionAttributes JSON object In Gamification your users receive points for actions they perform on your site, in this case checking in grants the user points. Action Attributes may be used to annotate actions with additional information, such as the section of the web site that generated the action. If you set here the actionAttributes, each time a user checks in, the action also receives an attribute, for example "tv-show":"glee", which can mean that the action was performed on the "Glee" page of the site. 
actionAttributes contain a JSON object comprised of a series of attribute keys (categories) with associated values. You can also use a generic "tags" key. No more than three values can be given, they can be with a single key or each have their own key. For more information see Variants and Action Attributes. Action attributes are later used to filter GM Plugins by a certain attribute.
Example:  {"<attribute key1>": ["<attribute value1>", "<attribute value2>"],  "<attribute key2>": "<attribute value3>" }
  format string Determines the format of the response. The options are:
  • json(default)
  • jsonp - if the format is jsonp then you are required to define a callback method (see parameter below).
  callback string This parameter is relevant only when the format parameter is set to jsonp (see above). In such cases this parameter should define the name of the callback method to be called in the response, along with the jsonp response data.
  httpStatusCodes Boolean The default value of this parameter is false, which means that the HTTP status code in Gigya's response is always 200 (OK), even if an error occurs. The error code and message is given within the response data (see below). If this parameter is set to true, the HTTP status code in Gigya's response would reflect an error, if occurs.


Authorization Parameters

Each REST API request must contain identification and authorization parameters.

Please refer to the Authorization Parameters section for details. 


Response Data

Field Type Description
errorCode integer The result code of the operation. Code '0' indicates success, any other number indicates failure. For a complete list of error codes, see the Error Codes table.
errorMessage string A short textual description of an error, associated with the errorCode, for logging purposes. This field will appear in the response only in case of an error.
errorDetails string This field will appear in the response only in case of an error and will contain the exception info, if available.
callId string Unique identifier of the transaction, for debugging purposes.
time string The time of the response represented in ISO 8601 format. i.e
providerCheckinIDs JSON Object A JSON object containing a list of providers, each with its unique identifier of the checked-in place.


Response Example

        "statusCode": 200,
        "errorCode": 0,
        "statusReason": "OK",
        "callId": "81d94c4fa3764e75801637c608dbeb05",
        "providerCheckinIDs" :  {
              facebook: "123njhnj",
              foursquare: "kjf89yu8",
              twitter: "njbkjkl"
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