The What3Words Swift SDK interacts with the API to access 3-word addresses that developers can convert into latitude and longitude coordinates. The service features an autosuggest function that validates user input to limit to certain geographic areas and find places accurately.
Today's roundup of recent mashups looks at those taking advantage of APIs that use location data to power their services. These mashups help users get directions, recommend places to go, provide real-time traffic information and even let users follow places as opposed to following people or topics. These mashups make use of popular APIs such as Google Maps, foursquare, Twitter and Facebook.
Today at Where 2.0 Yahoo announced the release of Placemaker, a new "geo-enrichment" platform. The freely-available platform, which includes an API (our Placemaker API Profile), enables developers and publishers to make applications and data sets location-aware by determining the "whereness" of unstructured content (such as blog posts, new articles, feeds, and web pages).
Service Objects, real-time global contact validation solution provider, has released a major upgrade to its DOTS Address Validation – Canada API-based service. This Canada-specific version of DOTS Address Validation uses address matching algorithms to verify, correct and change Canadian addresses.