Mashups using the same API (2572)
The Road Kill Map mashup is a visual representation of the 1.24 million death that occur every year on roadways across the world. Aggressively styled on Google Maps, this mashup is a visual...
French automobile site which integrates Google Maps.
It is an application designed for people practicing regularly endurance activities they record using a GPS logger. By importing and tagging GPS tracks, users get a clear view of their sport...
The Urban Airship API will now be a whole lot more geo-aware. The push notification company has acquired SimpleGeo and its suite of APIs, which include Storage, Places and Context. The move brings one of the biggest names in the trend of APIs as products into another big name in the movement.
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.
There is something to be said for simplicity, especially when it comes to applications that leverage web APIs for mobile devices. Enter Sparrow, an application for the iPhone, that serves as a good example of how a few web APIs can be elegantly implemented for use on a mobile device.
||The FINOU Maps API is an interactive Moroccan Mapping service that can be integrated into websites and applications. The sets of services offered include: map tiles service, geocoding service and...||Mapping||09.22.2016|
MapQuest Real-Time Insights
||This API allows clients to receive GPS observations generated from mobile applications using the MapQuest Tracking SDKs on a second by second basis called MapQuest Observer. It is comprised of three...||Mapping||09.19.2016|
||This API allows clients to receive GPS observations generated from mobile applications using the MapQuest Tracking SDKs on a second by second basis. It provides a way for clients to curate the...||Mapping||09.19.2016|
MapQuest Data Manager
||This API allows you to store custom datasets in a spatially-aware database that resides on MapQuest servers. This includes tables that contain points, lines, and polygons that are stored as...||Mapping||09.19.2016|
||The SkyWise Tiles API allows developers to embed detailed weather visualizations into their mapping environments and applications. Embeddable content includes radar data, satellite data, NWS watches...||Weather||08.24.2016|