A couple weeks ago, SimpleGeo launched a couple of their APIs, Context and Places, into public beta and they were told that was probably a good cut off point for new products before the holidays. But they didn’t listen. Today they’re launching a bunch of things right before holiday break starts for many people.
Also new is a way to easily turn human-readable addresses into the appropriate location data with SimpleGeo products. This means you can use an actual address instead of a latitude and longitude numbers. Currently, this will be U.S.-only, but the plan is to expand it.
SimpleGeo also finally has product pages for their main products. I’ve already linked to Context and Places above, but there’s also a Storage page (which is in private beta). Each of these pages have live demos of how the products actually work.
Finally, SimpleGeo has given all of their features QR codes. They say that instead of using the .json file, use a .png extension, and you’ll see the QR code while can easily be scanned by the appropriate apps in smartphones. (In this post, find the code for the TechCrunch office in San Francisco.)
SimpleGeo has said that all of their supported clients (iOS, Android, Java, and Python) will now have all of these features.
Read a bit more about the new additions on SimpleGeo’s blog.
SimpleGeo provides a ready-to-use location infrastructure that makes it easy to ad location-aware features to applications. The company was founded in 2009 by Matt Galligan and Joe Stump and was acquired by Urban Airship in October 2011.