When given a pair of location coordinates (latitude, longitude), the Bing Maps Location Recognition API returns a list of entities ranked by their proximity to that location. The URL response contains three components: local business entities near that location (e.g. restaurants, hotels, office buildings, transit stations, etc.), natural points of interest near that location (e.g. beaches, valleys, etc.), and a reverse geocoded address of that location.
Adding location-aware services to applications is one of the best ways to increase user engagement. Developers looking to enhance apps in this way can check out the ProgrammableWeb directory for location APIs to fit their needs. Here we list the most popular APIs for from our Location category.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories eCommerce, Location, and PDF. Featured today is an API for processing webpages into PDF documents automatically, and APIs for the OrgHunter philanthropic enabled business platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.