The Google Maps Android SDK for Work enhances support for the Google Maps Android API. The SDK is available as library and as Android SDK Manager. In the first option, developers can download as a static library in their devices, while in the second choice, they can follow a series of steps to complete the installation via Android Studio.
Push notification startup Urban Airship is closing the doors on all three APIs from the geo infrastructure company it acquired in October. The data behind one of the APIs, SimpleGeo Places, will be maintained by Factual and become part of its Factual API. Other SimpleGeo functionality is being folded into Urban Airship's platform.
After launching its public beta a year ago, SimpleGeo is making public its storage product the company is based upon. Though the company has offered a few other geo APIs in the interim, the SimpleGeo Storage API geo database solution is the only product for which it charges and it appears to have lowered the price.