Google Directions, Google Maps Elevation, Google Geocoding, Google Distance Matrix, Google Time Zone
January 9, 2015
Single purpose API
Mobile phones and an increasing interest in location on the web have fueled a number of coupon and deal websites. Each seems gunning to be the site for local specials, albeit with a slightly different angle. And another thing in common? They usually have an API.
It's no secret how big map mashups are on ProgrammableWeb. That means we've seen many and the really great ones stick out. In fact, two of these three mashups don't even use a map. But they all use location-sharing service Foursquare.
As we sit here in Seattle fighting the snow and ice this week, I find myself looking at a lot of maps. Weather maps that show that the snow will, in fact continue to fall, neighborhood maps to see what others stuck at home are tweeting about, and even maps of warmer places because one can always dream. We took a look at some of our favorite mapping mashups over a year ago so today is a good time to see what is new.