The LocationKit SDK allows app developers to integrate location data into their iOS and Android applications that goes beyond latitude and longitude coordinates to include addresses, venues, and event types. LocationKit's geo-encoded places database includes over 140 million parcels/buildings and 11 million venues in the U.S. App developers can use LocationKit to learn which locations their users frequent using detailed analytics of the location information collected by their applications.
As a platform for indexing and analyzing machine data, Splunk has emerged as a provider of a Big Data platform that developers can easily invoke. Now Splunk is starting to build an ecosystem around that platform.
Google has announced the release of Android Studio 2.0 integrated development environment which includes a new Instant Run feature and incremental builds support. The Android Studio 2.0 release also includes previews of a new GPU Profiler tool and Android Emulator featuring a new user interface.
SumUp, a mobile payments rising star, recently announced an API that allows third party apps to accept credit card and cash payments without leaving the app. Prior to the API, SumUp users and customers were required to use the SumUp app in isolation from the merchant app to utilize the slick mobile payments platform.