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PlaceEngine API

The service interacts with client software on a mobile device to sense presence of wifi networks and determine the device's physical location within Japan based on that access. The local client retrieves listings of wifi networks currently available to the device and submits the information to the server, which returns a location suggested by that combination of network access. The service maintains a database of locations and wifi access profiles which users can update to increase its accuracy over time.

API methods log device characteristics and wifi access as reported by the installed client and return matching location, with estimated accuracy within 5-100 feet, depending on the density of wifi access points and other variables. Methods also allow device reports to update the database of locations and wifi access points available there.

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PlaceEngine: Highlights

Summary
Japanese wifi-based device location service
Category
Mapping
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML, JSON
API home
http://www.placeengine.com/doce/tutl 

PlaceEngine: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
Yes  
Service Endpoint
http://www.placeengine.com/api/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Yes, obtain API key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.koozyt.com/solutions/?lang=en  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
www.placeengine.com/showe/tou 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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