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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.
RealNetworks hopes wireless network operators around the globe will take advantage of its new RealTimes Stories SDK, which will allow carriers and developers to offer customers automated, cloud-based media management tools. The SDK and integrated API do most of the heavy lifting.
The stock photo site Unsplash recently launched APIs that grant users access to the site's entire library of over 30,000 high quality images. The API comes in two flavors: Unsplash Source and an entire JSON API. Unsplash launched a few years ago as a basic Tumblr blog.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has formed a Web Payments Working Group to develop recommendations that will "make payments easier and more secure on the Web."
Google's App Indexing API sits at the core of Google's ability to retrieve data from web apps. With more information available, Google provides a rankings boost for use of the API.
Twitter has announced stylistic changes to its Tweet and Follow buttons. The API changes associated could affect developers tracking shared Tweets.
Today, Pinterest announced that its API is publicly available and launched a sandbox that allows developers to more easily test integrations with its API.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories such as Travel, Predictions, and Charts. Here's a summary of the new additions for developers.
API-centric online payments platform Stripe yesterday unveiled Relay, an API that allows retailers to syndicate product information to mobile 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.
Google has announced the pending termination of CSV download scripts. Last month, Google announced the Search Analytics API, which will take the downloads scripts place.
We've added 7 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Mapping, Recognition, and 3D categories, among others. Here's a summary of the recent additions.