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This article was published on November 3, 2010

Any App Can Now Read, Write to, and Search Facebook Places.

Any App Can Now Read, Write to, and Search Facebook Places.
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Previously available only to a select few partners, Facebook has announced the opening up of its Facebook Places API’s to all.

Using its read, write and search API’s, any application can read where your Facebook friends check in,  publish check-ins AND search for relevant places.

Competing with Google’s Places API and SimpleGEO, it means any application can use Facebook’s database of places to improve the social location features of the app.

What isn’t available is a create API, so third party application won’t be able to create new applications within Facebook’s database.