This is an Android wrapper library for the Google Places API created by Greg Marzouka. It can interact with the API functions of reference, localization, and mapping. It could be useful to create location awareness, search everywhere, and autocomplete as stated on the official Google Places API site. This site provides a link to display a showcase to discover Google Places API implementation. Author Greg Marzouka is on Twitter @gregmarzouka
The recent experience of mapmaker RouteBuilder highlights one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when consuming APIs: how to manage the risk associated with an API becoming unavailable? Businesses consuming open APIs in their products need to take these risk management actions.
The 'Big Data' service Infochimps now offers IP geolocation from Digital Element. Infochimps is best known for making huge datasets available as bulk downloads and through RESTful APIs. Digital Element has traditionally offered enterprise level services to large companies like AOL, CNN, and Ask.Com. Both companies hope that the Infochimps RESTful API interface and aggressive entry pricing will entice smaller companies to use the service.