The Location Genome Platform is a uniform solution combing Content, Context and Collaboration on top of locations. It offers a set of APIs to access rich content, deep understanding and real time collaborative information sharing about locations. It allows mobile web developers to build a context aware, content rich and personally relevant experience in their location based mobile applications. The APIs are currently in private Beta. Potential users should contact the developer to get more information and get access to the APIs.
LocationGenome is inspired by Pandora’s effort to map out the music genome, which seeks to identify, categorize, tag, and recommend music. LocationGenome would like to do the same thing for places that you might want to visit. The example offered on its site explains the obvious relation to some between organic food groceries, vitamin stores, and vegetarian restaurants. The LocationGenome API aims to help your application take advantage of this type of cross category theme.