GeoAPI Powered Twitter - Location-Aware Future

Twitter announced on its official blog Wednesday that it had acquired Mixer Labs - developers of GeoAPI (a service for helping developers build geolocation applications). GeoAPI engine will enable developers to combine the contextual relevance of location to tweets, thereby harnessing the power of local information.

Twitter location-based references will enable users to search-out where an event is happening, as the given instance, twittering 'Earthquake!' alone is not as informative as 'Earthquake!' along with its occurrent location.

The integration of Mixer Labs' GeoAPI to Twitter intends to create useful ways that give developers behind geo-enabled apps like Foursquare, Seesmic Web, Twidroid, Twittelator Pro new possibilities.

Added to tweets location service coupled with its earlier launched Geotagging API, new and valuable services: everything from breaking news to finding friends or local businesses can be dramatically enhanced.