The MapQuest Android Search Ahead SDK provides access to MapQuest Search Ahead API services. The API is a spatially-aware predictive search engine that enables typeahead autocomplete functions in an application. Some features include; organize data types to limit the results to your needs, geographic Context used for searching, ranking, and ordering results, language support for US English and US Spanish and more. MapQuest is a location-enabled Geospatial solution that provides tools for mapping items such as reservations, recommendations to routes, reroutes and more.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Mapping, and Photos. Highlight include the Get Image API which returns data about the location and cameras used for a particular photograph. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Last week saw a wave of developments in the opening of government data, coinciding with the Personal Democracy Forum in New York. The new CIO of the country, Vivek Kundra, announced a site called the IT Dashboard that shows government spending on IT contracts for many federal agencies, and includes detail on the progress and performance of those contracts.