Popular Places API comparison


Place API Comparison

Feature

Google

Twitter

Yahoo

Foursquare

Factual

Facebook

Service Name

Places

Places

GeoPlanet

Venues

Global Places

GraphLocation

First Released

Nov. 2010

Jun. 2010

May 2009

Nov. 2009

Aug. 2010

Identifier

Place ID

GEO ID

WOE ID

Venue ID

Factual ID

Numeric ID

Data Size

95 millions data from 70 countries

6 millions from 150 countries

65 millions data from 50 countries

Data Structure

JSON, XML

JSON

JSON, XML

JSON, JSONP

JSON

JSON

Checkin

No

No

No

Yes

No

Create Place

No

No

No

Yes

No

Geo Coding

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Reverse Geo

Yes

Yes

Nearby Data

Yes (Mandatory)

Yes

Yes

Yes (Mandatory)

Yes (Mandatory)

Text Search

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Popular Place

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Autocomplete

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

More About API

https://developers.google.com/places

https://dev.twitter.com/docs/platform-objects/places

http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/geoplanet/

https://developer.foursquare.com/

http://www.factual.com/products#location-data

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/android/3.0/interface/GraphLocation/

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