March 11, 2009
Single purpose API
New Ticket to Ride Kindle Fire App Uses Amazon Mobile Associates API to Offer In-App Purchase of Physical Board Games
Last week, ProgrammableWeb reported that Amazon had launched the new Amazon Mobile Associates API (available as part of the Amazon Mobile App SDK) which allows physical and digital products sold by Amazon to be offered within apps and games that are distributed through Amazon and other Android stores. Days of Wonder, a popular board and online games publisher, has announced the release of a new Kindle Fire version of the popular cross-country train adventure game Ticket to Ride.
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.
Map mashups continue to mature in terms of sophistication and functionality, providing end users with an ever-expanding set of tools and applications. As a result, the intersection between traditional geospatial data and these new mashups requires well defined ways to transfer, distribute, and consume geospatial data in a web-friendly way.