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The recent experience of mapmaker RouteBuilder highlights one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when consuming APIs: how to manage the risk associated with an API becoming unavailable? Businesses consuming open APIs in their products need to take these risk management actions.
With 2015 in the books, we take a final look back at the stories that captured your attention this year. Here is a recap of the most popular stories of the year across news and analysis, API category roundups, and tutorials, based on what our readers clicked on and shared most often this year.
With the power and scope of GIS growing as new tools become available, Jason Baker’s article on opensource.com celebrated the arrival of GIS Day on November 19 by discussing three viable alternatives to Google Maps API for creating interactive web maps for a range of use cases.
Google has added one of the most popular features of its consumer Google Maps product to the Google Maps API. Predictive travel time is oft-used by consumers to find best routes, and avoid traffic. Now, developers have access to the feature and can integrate the functionality into third party apps.
See how Kocomojo enabled marketers with the Google Maps API and beacons to create geo-targeted and hyper-local boundaries that trigger campaigns on customer smartphones.
Last week, Google unveiled pay-as-you-go pricing options for access to the Google Maps Web Service APIs which provide geocoding, geolocation and other mapping functionality.
International civic tech startup DataLook is hosting a replication marathon to encourage local reuse of 10 projects to highlight the potential of open source for civic good.
Using Google Maps Web Services APIs, Chicago's Department of Transportation implemented sophisticated GIS management software to improve efficiency of civic construction projects.
Google has launched Eddystone, a new set of location-based technology products that include a new open Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) format and two new APIs.
As a great example of how APIs can drive business success, Hilton Hotels is leveraging Google Maps APIs to improve guest experience by providing detailed local information.
To celebrate 10 years of Google Maps API, a team of devs is building an app to keep the team connected while on the road. This tutorial covers storing location data in the cloud.
For the 10 year anniversary of Google Maps API, Google will hit the road with a bus that will take members of the Maps team across the country from San Francisco to Disney World.
API-led connectivity is enabling "micro moment" app development, where the resulting product is part of an ecosystem rather than as self-contained apps.
To promote the upcoming release of The Witcher 3 for GameStop, The Marketing Arm created a virtual monster hunt that takes place in real locations, thanks to Google Maps APIs
Google Maps API offers the highly popular store locator capability, which can be enhanced even further by implementing these 7 tips to make it easier for customers to find you.
Google will host a series of developer meetups focused on the Google Maps API in Boulder, Chicago and New York this June. Each event will focus on real-life use cases of the API.
Geopointe allows Salesforce customers to access their Salesforce data visually on Google Maps, to increase location awareness and increase productivity, thanks to Google Maps API.
Mapping is one of the most popular categories on ProgrammableWeb. This article highlights different types of GIS, mapping and location-based solutions.