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Places and Product APIs - Need suggestions to select APIs?

Saravanan Ravindran

April 29th, 2015

We have a requirement to show the Places, Products with Images and Description in a mobile app. We are looking at Google Places and Semantics3 APIs; appreciate your suggestions. Or is there anyway I can maintain my own database?

David Zhong Chief Architect at CNET Networks

April 29th, 2015

You should really try Retailligence API. It is free. My experience with it is very good.

George Lambert Interim CTO - CTO's for Hire

April 29th, 2015

A number of databases allow for storage of GEOLocation data and queries. 

There are a number of sources for point location data. 

Geography is stored in the OSM / Open Street Map Dataset. 

This dataset contains other data like theaters, airports etc.

There are also API's from a number of sources for place data from  4Square / FaceBook /  Google etc. 

If you have questions about how to implement please reach out.

Here is a site showing how we implemented it

Do a search for "great pyramid of giza" and see how you can have both Locations / Zipcodes / Placenames augmented with Local Datasets


Joanan Hernandez CEO & Founder at Mollejuo

April 29th, 2015

Hello Saravanan,

We did something like what you're asking with our mobile platform, Terra Icons. Contact me, we can talk more about the details.