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Google Places API Dev Challenge: Public Choice Award Voting is Now Open

The submission window for Google Places API Developer Challenge has just ended. The 3-month submission period saw developers from all over the world have submitted applications that combine Google Places API and municipal data sources to improve their communities. The winners of this challenge stand to win 2 tickets to Google I/O 2013, showcasing their app and meeting the Google Maps and Places API team.

Could Your Google Places API Developer Challenge Project Win Mashup of The Day Honors?

With just over a month before the submission deadline for the Google Places API Developer Challenge, the time has come for developers to start taking this challenge seriously. As applications are finished over the next month, ProgrammableWeb would like to provide you with the opportunity to gain some exposure by submitting your applications for a chance to become Mashup of The Day.

Google API Announcements from Google I/O 2012

Last week we attended Google's developer conference, along with over 5,000 others. The company was so rife with announcements that many didn't make it to the keynote stage. That was the case with just about all of the API updates, including a handful of impressive new features in the popular Google Maps API.

Google Takes Places Public with Needed Features and 100,000 Daily Calls

Google has now made its closely-guarded Google Places API available to all developers, after nearly a year in closed beta. The API, first announced a year ago, returns business listings based on location. The search giant also added features that make the service useful for many types of local applications, in addition to simplifying the authentication process. With additional agreements, Google also allows for a healthy 100,000 queries, versus only 1,000 standard calls.