Engine is a mobile Location Intelligence SDK that enables you to engage users in the right place at the right time. It allows you to request an alert if the device enters a location-based Circumstance, and ask which businesses or places of interest the device is currently at or near. Some features includes a client-side cache of Factual’s Global Places data, a machine learning based system for “attaching” devices to Factual places, a monitoring process for circumstance detection and more. Factual is an open data platform for application developers that leverages large-scale data aggregation and community exchange.
One of the most distinguished features to come out of Apple’s last WWDC, is for third-party communications apps to be able to tap into the system level and allow users to interact with incoming calls on the same level of intimacy as regular phone calls. This article provides an overview how.
Geo APIs are popular in today's mobile, ever-connected world. It's hard to find an oft-used app without mapping functionality of some sort. While the likes of Google Maps and other services have popular APIs, there is a visible lack of standardization in geocoding that the OGC seeks to remedy.
Apple took a big leap of faith today and open sourced Swift, its new programming language. Apple believes developers can help make Swift a better resource as well as expand its compatibility to more platforms. Swift is available for free from GitHub with an Apache 2.0 license.