[Geowanking] API for updated & comprehensive business data based on geolocation
ian at urbanmapping.com
Mon Jan 24 12:54:21 PST 2011
And I presume you don't want to pay for the service?
Ian White :: Urban Mapping Inc
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From: John Pataki <john.pataki at gmail.com<mailto:john.pataki at gmail.com>>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:23:23 -0600
To: "geowanking at geowanking.org<mailto:geowanking at geowanking.org>" <geowanking at geowanking.org<mailto:geowanking at geowanking.org>>
Subject: [Geowanking] API for updated & comprehensive business data based on geolocation
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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