Earlier today Urban Airship let their customers know that they will start winding down the existing SimpleGeo Places service over the next couple of months, with a target service end date of March 31, 2012. Urban Airship will be focusing on integrating location and context services into their push messaging platform. We have good news to add here: since June 2011, Factual has been providing its Places data to SimpleGeo and developers currently using SimpleGeo’s API for Places Data can seamlessly migrate to Factual’s API to get access to the same data.

We have been working with Urban to make it easy for you. Our how-to guide will walk you through the steps for migration. If you have any questions or need help, support is available at our developer group.

We look forward to serving you!

Vikas Gupta
Product Marketing Manager