Google My Business API version 4.1 includes five new features including merchant provided description, offer type posts, and customer provided media. Google also announced that agencies can now sign up for a Google My Business account which features a brand new agency dashboard.
Google is pitching its Activity Recognition Transition API as the key to unlocking insight about smartphone owners' movements. The idea is to let developers decipher between simple movement, such as walking, and complex movement, such as driving all while maximizing battery life.
Foursquare if offering up some of its most valuable location based services at no cost to independent developers. A free tier of its Pilgrim SDK is now available to developers whose apps have 100,000 monthly active users or less. The company stressed the need to broaden access to its powerful tech.