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.
Cross platform Development Tools have been steadily gaining adoption among developers. Geoloqi, a platform for location-based services has tapped into one such platform, Appcelerator to provide a powerful location services component that aims to make life easier for developers who have adopted Appcelerator and are planning to provide location awareness in their applications.
Bitly, a popular URL shortening, sharing and tracking service, has announced the launch of Bitly Social Data APIs, a set of social data analysis APIs that allows developers access to a wide range of information about bitly data.
Facebook has filed a lawsuit against OneAudience. The lawsuit alleges that OneAudience paid app developers to embed its SDK on applications that collected personal data from users on Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Facebook and Twitter both exposed the company's practices in November 2019.