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Introducing Factual Global Products

At Factual, our goal is to provide access to definitive global data.  We started with Factual Global Places, our flagship product which combines data on over 58 million local businesses and points of interest with rich APIs to help bring context to every point on the globe.  Today, we’re excited to announce the release of our...

First Release of Factual C# / .NET Driver

We’re pleased to announce the release of the officially supported C# / .NET driver for Factual. Get going! The driver is available on Nuget. To install the driver into your Visual Studio project, go to the package manager console window and do this: Install-Package FactualDriver See the README for more details, including instructions for non-Nuget use. Once...

Factual Makes a House Call with Improved Healthcare Provider Data

In the U.S., we have many choices when considering healthcare providers for ourselves or loved ones. Unfortunately, much of this information is scattered, disjointed, and unreliable.  If you’re shopping around for a specific type of doctor or specialist based on the insurance you have, that information is not easily available via the big search engines or...

Keep on Driving

You may have noticed that we’ve built up a pretty extensive array of software drivers to access our API. I’d like to take a few moments to provide insight into our driver strategy and the lessons that have informed it. First and foremost: we anticipate virtually all developers will prefer to use a driver when we’ve...

Now Featuring Neighborhoods in Global Places

Today we tagged nearly fourteen million Factual places with neighborhoods. This new data is available now to all Factual partners at no additional cost. You can see the 50 country breakdown in our Global Places data, including over seven million places tagged with neighborhoods in the US alone. Factual API users will now see the ‘neighborhood’...