December 11, 2014
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You may remember our earlier post on Yahoo Placemaker, a new 'geo-enrichment' platform that includes an API (our Placemaker API Profile) that can be used to make applications and data sets location-aware by determining the 'whereness' of unstructured content. Now, Yahoo developer evangelist Christian Heilmann has released GeoMaker, a new app that makes it dead simple to use the Placemaker API with any web site.
ReferralCandy is an online marketing company that specializes in referral marketing. The company provides a plug-and-play platform that makes referral marketing easier. Techinasia.com notes that ReferralCandy modeled their structure after Dropbox’s two-sided incentive referral program. Dropbox’s program rewarded both the user that signed up through a referral link and the referrer with additional storage space. This tactic has proven successful for ReferralCandy who recently released their ReferralCandy API.
Foursquare just made the switch from using the Google Maps API, to joining the crowd-sourced, global OpenStreetMap movement. To do most of the heavy lifting, foursquare relied upon the still fairly new MapBox API.