The Mapbox Geocoder Swift SDK provides address search and reverse geocoding in Swift or Objective-C on iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. The Mapbox Geocoding API provides geocoding and reverse geocoding, that is a way to turn your coordinates into addresses, or your addresses into coordinates. The geocoding API offers forward and reverse permanent geocoding that allows you to run batch queries, store the results, and use them on a Mapbox map or anywhere else. Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers that provides tools for Maps and location data, Location based games, VR and AR applications and more.
With the power and scope of GIS growing as new tools become available, Jason Baker’s article on opensource.com celebrated the arrival of GIS Day on November 19 by discussing three viable alternatives to Google Maps API for creating interactive web maps for a range of use cases.
Facebook has released Conceal, a set of Java APIs for fast encryption and data authentication. Conceal was developed to encrypt large data files (e.g., SD cards) on Android. With the release, Facebook targets older Android devices with less memory and slower processors. Facebook currently deploys Conceal to help protect users' private data and is now launching its functionality to the developer community.