Verification for Free API Accounts

Today we are implementing a verification requirement for free API users in order to have access to the full allocation of free API requests (10,000 calls per day for most APIs, including Global Places). Unverified users will be capped at 100 calls per day. All existing API users will automatically be granted verified status. There [...]

Relaunching the Geopulse API as Geopulse Context

In May 2012, we launched the Geopulse API product to help developers understand the demographic and commercial context of any point on the earth.  Over the past year we have learned from our users what is important to them in a contextual platform, and how they use it to personalize a mobile experience. Today, we [...]

PHP Driver 5.3 Released

We’ve released the latest version of the Factual PHP Driver: this includes enhanced features within our new Submit and Flag APIs, including clear and strict mode, as well as a number of new integration tests to make our collective lives easier during installation and testing. Diffs are now supported, and we also added a cheeky [...]

Real-Time Places Data Stack Goes Global

About two months ago, we announced that our entire Factual data stack was now working in real-time for US Place entities.  Today we’re pleased to report that this also now applies to the 49 additional countries that Factual covers. As a reminder, Gil previously explained the Seven Steps a contribution travels as it works its [...]

One Step Closer to Representing the Physical World in Real-Time

I’m happy to announce Factual is today extending our entire data stack to include more robust real-time capabilities – not just serving the data, but consuming and assimilating new information. With this release, developers and enterprises can now make changes to Factual Places data in real-time. These real-time contributions are available for US places today, [...]