That software now transforms Foursquare check-ins copied initially in a proprietary JSON format from its API (e.g. one from this past weekend) into a cleaner JSON API format before saving them to Dropbox so my website software can easily understand and serve them as content:
place-category: "Spanish Restaurant",
place-address: "C. Major, 31",
description: "Primera calçotada de l’any!",
The exact format I use here is definitely going to evolve as I build out functionality around this data on my website. For example, I plan to break out the places embedded in check-ins into their own files so I can rank the places I visit by frequency. But for now this format provides a quick and simple way to get the check-ins displayed reverse chronologically.
Also, Neotoma currently conducts a full historic backup of my check-ins when I connect my Dropbox and Foursquare accounts to it, but it doesn't keep watching for new check-ins.
I'll be improving the system shortly to sync all new / future check-ins automatically so they appear on my website as well, both on the above check-ins page and on the homepage where I show my latest check-in up top.