The Google Distance Matrix API is a service that provides travel distance and time for a matrix of origins and destinations. The information returned is based on the recommended route between start and end points, as calculated by the Google Maps API, and consists of rows containing duration and distance values for each pair.
The Distance Matrix API has the following limits in place: 100 elements per query. 100 elements per 10 seconds. 2500 elements per 24 hour period.
The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.
GoTime syncs with your iPhone calendar and address book and uses your iPhone GPS to determine travel time to upcoming calendar events. GoTime alerts you before you need to leave for appointments and...
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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.
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