[Geowanking] API for updated & comprehensive business data based on geolocation
john.pataki at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 12:23:23 PST 2011
I am building a mobile app that will display businesses in your proximity based on your current geo location.
I need to figure what options there are for having the app consume an API service for the data.
I've built a proof-of-concept app to pull data from Yahoo's Local Search database table using YQL.
This has a limit of 20 results and I believe has other usage limits.
The Google Local Search has been recently marked as deprecated and it only returns 8 results anyway from my testing.
Both of these only allow searching based on a keyword vs specific category selection.
I am looking for a data source that will provide comprehensive results for business categories (i.e. restaurants, etc) and provide info like:
Name of business
Hours of operation
Does an API exist out there that allows more than 20 results and is fairly comprehensive that is recommended?
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