Mapzen Search is a modern, geographic search service based entirely on open-source tools and powered entirely by open data. You might use this functionality in any app that has a geographic element, including ones that deliver goods, locate hotels or venues, or even provide local weather forecasts.
Mapzen Search is powered by the Pelias open source geocoder project. Similarly, the Mapzen Android SDK makes use of the open source Pelias Android SDK library. The Pelias Android SDK provides a convenient interface to the Mapzen Search API and is built using popular networking components like OkHttp and Retrofit.
The Android SDK supports full text search, autocomplete, and reverse geocoding. Or you can use
PeliasSearchView, a drop-in extension to the Android
SearchView component that supports search and autocomplete out of the box. There is also a convenient interface to show search results on a Mapzen map.
Make sure to check back tomorrow when we talk about mobile routing and navigation with Mapzen Turn-by-Turn.