Factual CEO and Founder Gil Elbaz spoke at the recent Launch Mobile & Wearables Summit in San Francisco. Listen to his discussion the about the exciting possibilities stemming from the availability of new types of data that can now be collected from mobile devices.
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Note: This was originally posted on the O’Reilly Strata Blog on 10/11/13, available here.
Earlier this year we released Drake, an open source data workflow tool. It was exciting to see the interest in Drake. We were especially pleased by the quality of outside contributions made to the project (as one example: S3 support – thanks @howech!).
We are excited to announce the latest release of our Healthcare Providers data. This release integrates our healthcare dataset into Factual’s latest data stack. Among the benefits:
Download licensees may now access updates to the data through the Diffs API.
Healthcare data can be updated or new records added using the Write API. Those updates can now occur in real-time.
All providers in the healthcare data are guaranteed to be tied to matching records in our Global Places data.
Providers may now be connected to 3rd party services using Factual Crosswalk data.
Additionally, we’ve improved the data quality and coverage of 8 key healthcare provider attributes that our developers rely on to empower their users to find the most appropriate provider.