Mashups using the same API (2572)
MapQuest's recent entree into mobile developer tools is an interesting one. Choosing Android over iPhone means going toe to toe with Google, a familiar competitor to MapQuest on the mapping front. Mapping is logically MapQuest's turf. The company was helping people find directions online before Larry and Sergey were even in graduate school, let alone leaving to found Google. Of course, another way of looking at it is that Android is in line with MapQuest's latest push to open up mapping data.
Factual Inc, a company founded by ex-Googler Gil Elbaz that is creating a collaborative data platform, announced extensions to its Factual APIs today that are aimed at improving the ability to target advertising and provide other geo-based capabilities in mobile applications. The three new APIs, Geopulse, Reverse Geocoder, and World Geographies, fill gaps and extend the scope of Factual’s API portfolio. But the way that Factual thinks about its APIs also holds lessons for anyone who is mapping out an API strategy of their own.
||The Houzz API allows developers to access and integrate the merchant products and services from Houzz with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should...||Merchants||05.29.2016|
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|
Google My Business
||The Google My Business API allows business enterprises to create and edit locations for purposes of updating or publicizing their physical addresses. The API enhances the visibility of the location...||Location||05.25.2016|
||The RentsWatch API returns average rent prices of specific areas in the European market by using an OpenStreetMap (OSM) method. Also, it supports statistics of a city, statistics of a location, and...||Rentals||05.24.2016|