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Shoutitout adds places to API, boasts largest place database
Shoutitout has just launched a places API, or in other words the ability for third party apps to allow Checkingin on Shoutitout. The API is pretty strait forth but a little different from Foursquare, Gowalla, Facebook, etc. With the API you cannot import all the places on the Shoutitout database because Shoutitout has the biggest places index on the web with over 250,000,000 places. This smashes Foursquare, Gowalla, Facebook, and even Twitter. In order to index places you connect to the Shoutitout api server ( http://myshoutitout.com/api/) and use a draw url that has the code that attracts the near by places. Shoutitout has a growing API with 3rd party clients like Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, and HelloTxt using it. We will see who incorporates the places API as Tweetdeck and Seesmic are beginning to add Geolocation to their clients.