Via the SimpleGeo blog, today the team has rolled out a couple of pretty big announcements – enter SimpleGeo Places and SimpleGeo Context which are now in public Beta – sounds like Christmas has come early for mobile devs!
Some details from Simplegeo… SimpleGeo Context provides relevant contextual information such as geographic boundaries, weather, and demographics for a specific location. SimpleGeo Places is a free database of business listings and points of interest (POIs) that enables real-time community collaboration.
Look for mobile (LBS) developers to come out with some creative apps and services [hopefully] with the addition of these offerings to the SimpleGeo toolset. Also mentioned in the post is word that a storage offering (think Cloud) will possibly come out in private Beta in mid-2011 – See http://simplegeo.com/ Source: SimpleGeo Blog
SimpleGeo Places and SimpleGeo Context products are now and will forever be completely free and without any restrictions. (SimpleGeo)