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I believe I saw some information about a recent REST API that provided consolidated metadata including layout information. (For use by e.g. a mobile app that wants to base its screens on the metadata.)

But right now my Google skills to find this API are failing me (or perhaps I misunderstood what I read). Do you know of such an API introduced in the last year?

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I think you might be referring to the brand-spanking-new UI API.

https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.uiapi.meta/uiapi/ui_api_get_started.htm

User Interface API enables you to create native mobile apps and custom web apps with your own branding and look and feel. A single REST request returns enough metadata, layout information, and data to display, edit, or create a record.

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You can utilize Salesforce tooling API to get complete metadata structure and can utilize it and render it in your app whatever way you want to have it.

For complete metadata, follow below document https://resources.docs.salesforce.com/sfdc/pdf/api_tooling.pdf

Few quick examples are here

https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api_tooling.meta/api_tooling/intro_rest_resource_examples.htm

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