Best New Mashups: Tools Mashups Using Google Maps, Google Chart and Zazzle

Wendell Santos
Feb. 17 2012, 08:00AM EST

Sometimes the best mashups are the simplest ones. Those mashups that do one thing and do it well. We like to think of those mashups as tools and today we're going to take a look at some of the most recent ones that caught our attention. Many of these mashups take advantage of Google's large collection of APIs such as GoogleMaps and GoogleChart. See below and maybe you'll find that perfect tool.

Distances Calculator - Distances Calculator is a free web based tool that allows users to easily calculate the distance between any two cities in the USA. It shows the driving route on a map together with the estimated driving time and the linear distance in miles. It also displays pictures from Panoramio service for both the origin and destination of your trip, together with weather information for both cities. APIs used include: Panoramio, GoogleMaps, GoogleGeocoding, GoogleDistanceMatrix, GoogleDirections, GeoNames. More at our Distances Calculator profile.

QR Maker - Create your very own QR Codes using the QR Maker. This App provides a really simple way to generate QR-Codes from URLs, Text Messages, Phone Numbers or Text. QR codes may be used to display text to the user, to open a URL, or to compose text messages. APIs used include: Zazzle, GoogleChart. More at our QR Maker profile.

Money URL Shortener - Why dont you make money when you shorten your URLs? Shorten URLs using this app and earn money for traffic following links on your site. It is free to sign up and free to use. APIs used include: Xaly. More at our Money URL Shortener profile.

Car Emissions Calculator - Calculate how much CO2 your car produces a year. APIs used include: IP2Location, EdmundscomVehicle. More at our Car Emissions Calculator profile.

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