The Ingeo iOS SDK by InGEO is used as a location library for iOS which powers an application with an always-ON (24/7) location awareness while keeping low battery consumption. It uses unique algorithms to adjust GPS power and monitoring mode according to user behaviour and whereabouts. Built to support iOS7 and iOS8, the SDK aims to get a stream of location data while in foreground or background. Battery consumption is just 2% per hour. It is written in Objective-C.
Phone geolocation company LocationSmart allowed users to look up the real-time location of any supplied mobile phone number without the need of a password or authentication. API security leaks such as this are all too common but what is worrisome is how LocationSmart got this data to start with.
Adding location-aware services to applications is one of the best ways to increase user engagement. Developers looking to enhance apps in this way can check out the ProgrammableWeb directory for location APIs to fit their needs. Here we list the most popular APIs for from our Location category.
This article presents an introduction to and tutorial on apilayer's positionstack, a forward and reverse batch geocoding REST API. positionstack has more than two billion addresses worldwide in its database. And, its service scales to manage more than one billion geocode API lookups per day.