Factual VP of Product, Tyler Bell sat down with The Application Developers Alliance during CES to discuss the role data plays in the process of creating an engaging app. Tyler explains how app developers can use data to efficiently put consumers first while also increasing app monetization.
We released Drake (“Data workflow tool, like a ‘Make for data’”) two years ago. The impetus behind Drake was the classic “scratch your own itch”. We craved a text-based data workflow tool that would make it easier to build and manage our data processing tasks.
Place data, like most things, has an expiration date. Go too long without picking a fresh crop, and you end up with something stale an unpalatable— or in many of our partners’ cases, even unusable. This is why we work tirelessly to refresh and improve Global Places all the time. We clean out listings for places that have gone out of businesses, add ones that have recently opened, update changed websites and names, and so on.