On November 10, 2013 Intel Cloud Services Platform Location Based Services will reach End of Life (EOL). Calls made to all API endpoints in Location Based Services after November 11, 2013 will return an HTTP 410 Gone result code rather than expected results.
Location is an important dimension to many mobile applications, and we are working to integrate location capabilities throughout the Intel Cloud Services Platform.
Developers using Point of Interest (POI) data may continue to do so through the Live Data feature of Catalog Services. Developers using the UI components of Location Based Services should explore the native mapping and routing solutions available on most platforms.
Q: What Cloud Services Platform endpoints are affected?
A: All APIs under api.intel.com/location are affected.
Q: Does this affect location features in the Catalog, Context, or other services?
A: No features in other services are affected. In fact, both Catalog and Context continue to enhance their location features.
Q: What is the best way to replace Location Based Services maps in an application?
A: Most client platforms include built-in maps that operate with a similar model, and there are several third party web services that offer maps with similar APIs.
Q: What will happen to applications that use Location Based Services after the EOL date?
A: Applications will continue to function, but requests to Location Based Services endpoints will receive an HTTP 410 error message and no Location Based Services payload will be delivered.