The Google Places iOS SDK by Tom Corwine aims to simplify auto completion using the Google Places API. The usefulness of the API is to return data about a geographic location with an HTTP request. In order to avoid dependencies for this SDK, the library does not validate with JSON responses.
After nearly a year with two mapping platforms running in parallel, Google announced today that Google Maps V3 had graduated from Google Code Labs to become the primary maps API. Previously the newer version was recommended for mobile applications, the original reason behind the platform rewrite. With V3's graduation, V2 becomes deprecated, but will continue to work for now.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Weather, and Addresses. Highlights include an
API for free surface-based weather observations, and APIs for Natural Language Processing in news articles. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Some of life's biggest sources of frustration often seem trivial. Take, for instance, the process of finding a parking spot. When you can't find one, few things can be more stressful. Fortunately, one company is using technology in an effort to eradicate parking nightmares. California-based Streetline has partnered with cities, universities, parking garages and transit agencies in the United States and internationally to build a large, smart parking network that helps those partners increase efficiency.