Factual Releases PHP Driver

Los Angeles-based Factual, the developer of application programming interfaces to a giant, database of places and other data used for location based applications, said this week that it has launched an official PHP driver for its API. The firm said the API wraps its Read, Crosswalk, Resolve, and Schema APIs, simplifying access ot its database of 55 million global places. Factual's collection of data is being used, among other things, for pulling up information about businesses and nearby locations on mobile phones.