March 22, 2011
Location data platform Factual has today released two new services - previously described by industry leaders as personalization APIs – that will enable developers to create a more intimate, contextual level of engagement with their mobile app users.
Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is making some of the imagery used in its Virtual Earth platform available for purchase (more on Virtual Earth in our VE SDK profile). The imagery, taken with Microsoft's proprietary UltraCam shown below is available for approximately 200 cities (in high resolution and averaging less than two years old).
Google Places API has drastically improved the ability of developers to provide engaging contextual information based on a user’s location, thanks to useful function and widgets.