A simple Perl wrapper around the Google Maps API. It allows you to easily create maps with markers, polylines and information windows. You can now look up locations around the world without having to install a local database.
Cloud APIs are all about the endpoints: some services follow the current trend of providing a RESTful end point, others use older protocols such as RPC or SOAP, some use newer - push focused - endpoints like WebSockets or HTTP Streaming, others may offer a number of different endpoints to meet different requirements and some just use what seems to be best for a specific job which might mean not strictly following protocol rules. But is providing an endpoint to a service alone good enough? Should a developer really have to care about how a service is built or accessed when they can use a client library?
It’s hard to see how a mobile application development environment is viable these days without some sort of mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) platform to accompany it. The latest provider of a mobile development platform to make such an effort is Kony, which this week launched the Kony Mobile Backend-as-a-Service platform.