Created: 2012-03-20 22:18
Updated: 2015-06-06 12:37
License: agpl-3.0


What is Ghendetta?

Ghendetta (contraction of Ghent & Vendetta) is an application which is a result of the studenthackathon at Apps For Ghent 2012 Team iRail came up with this idea and kept developing this concept. The entire site is built on the CodeIgniter php framework.

What it does?

Ghendetta is a foursquare extension. It's actualy sort of a game, to conquer a city in real-time. Users are able to login with their foursquare account. After that, they will be part of a 'clan' and their check-ins are like points for zones of the city. The team with the most points for a certain zone, owns it. The game goes on without an end, because check-ins are only valid for seven days. After that you might lose your zone.

How to start?

Get all files

  • First get all source code in a directory and point your apache webserver to host this code.
  • Put a standard CodeIgniter config.php file in the application/config folder
  • Put a standard CodeIgniter database.php file in the application/config folder
  • Adjust all needed configuration settings in those two files

Register your application on foursquare

  • Create a foursquare.php file in the application/config folder
  • Go to and register your application.
  • Inside php tags (), enter $config['param'] = 'value'; for the following parameters: ** client: your registered application's clientid on foursquare ** secret: your registered application's secret on foursquare ** callback: http(s):// ;


  • fill your database with the script... Actualy, that's still to be determined if we're making that publicly available.


  • Be sure you have the php5-curl package installed.



Copyright © 2012 iRail vzw/asbl – Some rights reserved – AGPLv3

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see

If you want to use Ghendetta for your own city, country or game in general, please contact


  • Xavier Bertels – xavier at
  • Miet Claes – miet at
  • Hannes Van De Vreken – hannes at
  • Jens Segers – jens at
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