Nov 2nd, 2010

SCVNGR – the geo-location firm who offers unique location-based mobile experiences using GPS and extensive databases of destinations of all shapes, sizes, and forms – is opening up support to a global audience. Before, they were using GeoAPI’s database and tools to serve up directories of businesses, but they only supposed the United States. Google – being just as global as global can be – opened their arms and allowed SCVNGR into an early developer preview of their Places API to enable them to go beyond our finicky borders.

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The app update also does away with the need to enter a venue for yourself as it will now utilize GPS and wireless networks to bring up the locations surrounding you. I’ve never been a SCVNGR guy myself, but it sounds like it could be a very nice update for those of you who are into it. Be sure to get the latest version from the Android market.

[via TechCrunch]