Twitter Location API to support name of places

The Twitter Location API used to tell only latitude and longitude of the location where a person is tweeting from. But now the Twitter Location API is to be extended with the support of name of places or locations, such as “Joe’s Bar on Manhattan” or “downtown LA.”.

The latitude and longitude don’t mean a lot to many people but the name of the place means more for most people. This also provides more options to API developers and gives Twitter the ability to compete with location-based services such as Foursquare or Gowalla, which let you check in at various locations and share them with your friends.

via mashable

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