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.
Clickatell, a leading mobile messaging and global communications solutions provider, has just announced the launch of the new Connect API allowing developers to integrate into their web and mobile applications in-app Short Message Service (SMS) functionality.
For a couple years I've thought about creating a geo-located tagging app. The idea is that anyone could use it like Delicious, but for tagging anything they want in the real world. Learning a mobile platform and creating the backend was always too much trouble for what is really just a fun little project. Now, I could write it in potentially less time than it's taking me to write this post. The Human.io API lets developers create mini-apps within its iOS and Android apps, with access to the camera and user location.
Earlier this week, ProgrammableWeb reported that Amazon has released an In-App Purchasing API for applications and games developed for Mac and PC platforms. A Kindle Fire In-App Purchasing API has been available in the Amazon Mobile App SDK since early last year. Amazon has now announced that another tool will be made available for developers to monetize games and applications; Amazon Coins, a new virtual currency for Kindle Fire that will be launched in the U.S. this May.