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New Feature Update: Free client-side reverse geocoding API with IP geolocation fallback

New Feature Update: Free client-side reverse geocoding API with IP geolocation fallback

Learn how you can implement our new free client-side reverse geocoding API to know where your website visitors or mobile app users are coming from. Using this approach, when the HTML5 geolocation API fails to retrieve the user’s location, you can call the same API without passing any geo-coordinates and it will automatically fallback to BigDataCloud’s patent-pending next-generation IP geolocation technology.
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How reliable are reverse geocoding APIs for location-based services?

How reliable are reverse geocoding APIs for location-based services?

The reverse geocoding API is widely used by businesses to identify their customer’s or asset’s location by converting their geographical coordinates into a readable address. But how reliable is it, and what are its limitations? Every day we use maps on our mobile phones to commute, find local businesses, discover new exciting places, and get localised news and media content.
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How accurate can IP Geolocation get?

How accurate can IP Geolocation get?

This article addresses the fundamentals of IP Geolocation and then explains the best accuracy and outcomes we can theoretically expect out of ‘perfect’ IP Geolocation. It then outlines conceptual limitations we should be aware of, and to what extent we can trust the data we receive. The goal of this article is not to compare different IP Geolocation providers.

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Identifying anonymous IP address to detect online fraud

Identifying anonymous IP address to detect online fraud

Though anonymising IP addresses provides privacy and some level of security to the users, this is often exploited by scammers, hackers and fraudsters to carry out malicious activities. Hence, it is of great importance for businesses to detect such connections and flag them for further investigation. Imagine being able to detect fraudulent clicks and nullify the transaction, it would save millions to brands and add value to the business.

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Five reasons why  BigDataCloud API is better than Google Maps Free Reverse Geocoding API

Five reasons why BigDataCloud API is better than Google Maps Free Reverse Geocoding API

There are many reverse geocoding service providers with various features and pricing models. Among them, Google has the most popular reverse geocoding API and is known to lead the industry. Upon in-depth research, you will find that these APIs have a lot of restrictions that impact the scalability and speed of your apps. In this blog post, we have highlighted the major advantages of BigDataCloud’s reverse geocoding API, over Google’s API, and a few other well-known service providers’ APIs.

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Deep dive into the real-time email address verification process and why we decided to do it differently?

Deep dive into the real-time email address verification process and why we decided to do it differently?

Learn about various methods of verifying email addresses and how you can use BigDataCloud's FREE email verification API for your application.

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