Mashups using the same API (2572)
The geo mapping platform ecosystem has grown a little more as the competition between Google Maps and Bing Maps just got a lot more interesting. It's been less than a week since we covered the release of a variety of new features for Bing Maps, including the addition of new StreetSide panoramic imagery similar to that used in Google Maps StreetView. At the time, it seems that Bing Maps was making a move to "catch up" with Google Maps in terms of immersive street-level panoramic photos. And now Google has countered back with the release of "aerial perspective imagery" similar to the Bird's Eye View imagery used in Google Maps.
It's funny that when I talk to people in the travel industry about mashups and APIs, most of them get glazed looks in their eyes. Throw in terms like location based services or geospatial awareness and I've lost them. What most of them don't realize is that the majority of the travel apps that are starting to come out, both online and for mobile are mashups that are relying on location awareness and geospatial data. Many of them, like Pocketvillage are a consumer interface on top of a variety of APIs all normalized for a single homogenous user experience. That's right, it's essentially a metasearch tool that pulls in content from a variety of sources including Viator, GetYourGuide, TourCMS, Rezgo, AirBnB, and many others. What differentiates a metasearch like Pocketvillage from other metasearch applications however, is the fact that with location based services enabled, Pocketvillage can return content based on your current location. The issue right now however is that not all geo data is equal. Not all APIs provide geolocation information and some return it based on different criteria.
||The Pokémon Go API integrates applications with the augmented reality multiplayer game by Niantic. Pokémon Go combines vector tiles and a pool of geo-tagged photos from Google Maps, and the popular...||Games||07.19.2016|
||The Citymapper API integrates city data into applications, including transportation and maps. Developers can GET information about transit time between two points. Sign up for an Api Key and receive...||Cities||06.15.2016|
||The 511NY API integrates New York's traffic data. It is available in REST protocol with a developer Key. Traffic speeds, incidents, roadwork, and cameras can be included in new mobile traffic...||New York City||06.13.2016|
OCBC Bank ATM Locator
||The OCBC Bank ATM Locator is a mapping solution for searching locations and directions to nearby ATMs in particular addresses. Developers can use it to create ATM location markings on maps to serve...||Banking||05.26.2016|
OCBC Bank Branch Locator
||The OCBC Bank Branch Locator API uses longitudinal and latitudinal data to generate information of the exact geographic positions of specific operating units of OCBC’s expansive branch network in...||Banking||05.26.2016|