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Google Maps recently celebrated its 15th birthday. As part of that celebration, the Maps team announced a number of new beta features, and a roadmap for making the next 15 years even more powerful than the first. Of all the features Google is adding, customization is the common theme.
The Google Maps team has announced the beta launch of Local Context. With Local Context, site and app owners can integrate the typical Google Map experience into their properties, but that experience is amplified with rich, local information (e.g. shops, restaurants, etc.).
One of the hottest topics among API providers has to do with how to best engage developers through a developer portal. In this special report, ProgrammableWeb has compiled a comprehensive list of features (based on real world examples) that all developer portals should aspire to.
Which APIs are the most popular with developers? There are a lot of ways to come to an answer; this month we are using our directory data to offer one. Every API in our directory has a track functionality and by looking at the data we can see which APIs our readers have shown the most interest in.
During Google’s I/O 2019 conference, the company announced several updates to its Google Maps Platform that include a new Maps SDK for Android and the addition of deck.gl support. Travis McPhail, an engineering lead for the Maps Platform, shared these updates along with several best practices.
Mobile application users love maps, and developers have many API choices to add mapping features to their apps. If you want to add navigation, location based features, route planning or other mapping related features to apps, here's a list of popular APIs from ProgrammableWeb.
How one company analyzed the cost of its integral use of the Google Map's Platform. Poland's GdziePoLek.pl incurred a huge monthly charge for the mapping data it relied on to locate the best sites for purchasing medications — it's primary value-added service provided to its customers.
Google yesterday unveiled Google Maps Platform, which it is calling "the next generation" of its Google Maps business. Google Maps Platform includes streamlined APIs. In its announcement, the search giant stated, "Our core APIs work together to provide the building blocks you need."
Back in 2005, when I bore witness to the debut of the first two Web APIs (Google Maps and Flickr) while working as a journalist for CNET, I knew something big was about to happen. To this day, it is still one of the most dramatic tipping points our industry has ever seen.
Previously we looked at APIs that readers follow the most using our tracking functionality. This time we measured the APIs readers show interest in by counting the number of times a user clicks an outbound link to a provider's site. This is a metric that may better signal developer interest.
Google yesterday announced that it will be updating the Google Maps APIs with a new basemap look and feel that is consistent with the look and feel that is now present across all Google products that incorporate Google Maps. The updated look and feel was implemented to improve user experience.
Earlier this year, Google requested map data from the Korean government. In response, Korean tech companies Naver and Kakao have increased free limits to their respective maps APIs beyond what Google offers. The government is expected to respond next month but the competition has already started.
Geocoding involves converting a description of a physical address into coordinates that represent that location on a map to perform spatial analysis. This tutorial on the Google Maps APIs blog describes the two approaches to geocoding with Google Maps APIs, and when to use them.
After continued developer requests, Google has added marker clustering to Google Maps SDK for iOS Utility Library. The feature allows users to populate maps with a large number of markers while keeping the map clean and readable. As zoom levels adjust, markers aggregate and slit out accordingly.
Google Maps API is the most popular tool for building location-based services. Now, the Google Maps Operations team is leveraging their experience to collaborate with Udacity and create a free course that teaches students how to integrate maps and location features into websites.
If you’re in the market for a Web mapping API and you’ve chosen to use Google Maps, I think you’ve made a smart choice. If you’re looking for tips on how to optimally implement Google Maps API into your transportation app, such as a taxi or ridesharing service, then you’re in the right place.
Developers have requested that Google better align the Places API and Google Maps search results. Google has answered the call by integrating the Places API with Google Maps search. The move offers better search quality, but developers need be aware the changes may affect current installations.
The recent experience of mapmaker RouteBuilder highlights one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when consuming APIs: how to manage the risk associated with an API becoming unavailable? Businesses consuming open APIs in their products need to take these risk management actions.
With 2015 in the books, we take a final look back at the stories that captured your attention this year. Here is a recap of the most popular stories of the year across news and analysis, API category roundups, and tutorials, based on what our readers clicked on and shared most often this year.
With the power and scope of GIS growing as new tools become available, Jason Baker’s article on opensource.com celebrated the arrival of GIS Day on November 19 by discussing three viable alternatives to Google Maps API for creating interactive web maps for a range of use cases.
Google has added one of the most popular features of its consumer Google Maps product to the Google Maps API. Predictive travel time is oft-used by consumers to find best routes, and avoid traffic. Now, developers have access to the feature and can integrate the functionality into third party apps.
For their first Rankings Report, Devpost published the most popular technologies used at student hackathons throughout 2014/15. Here we look at the most popular APIs by category.
See how Kocomojo enabled marketers with the Google Maps API and beacons to create geo-targeted and hyper-local boundaries that trigger campaigns on customer smartphones.