Twitter Acquires Mixer Labs, The Parent Company Of GeoAPI.com
Twitter has acquired Mixer Labs, the parent company of GeoAPI.com. GeoAPI is a company that allows developers to add geolocation information to applications. Twitter launched a geotagging API several weeks ago, but only a few number of mobile and desktop applications utilize the feature.
“We will be looking at how to integrate the work Mixer Labs has done with the Twitter API in useful ways that give developers behind geo-enabled apps like Birdfeed, Seesmic Web, Foursquare, Gowalla, Twidroid, Twittelator Pro and others powerful new possibilities,” stated Twitter co-founder Evan Williams.
GeoAPI.com’s database includes a reverse geocoder which has access to 16 million businesses and tens and thousands of POIs. The company also recently built an iPhone SDK.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry