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10 Most Popular Mapping APIs

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.

Daily API RoundUp: Penguin Random House, eBird, Referral Rock, Daneel

Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Travel, Referrals, Lyrics, and Books. Highlights include a geofencing API from TomTom, an API for blockchain news aggregation, and an API for bird data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

Flutter 1.2 Focuses On Refinements

Google today released Flutter 1.2, what it calls the first "feature release" for the software repo. Flutter first made its debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2018. Google later released the 1.0 version of Flutter in December 2018, so it's nice to see a feature release so soon.

Google Punts Plans to Add RCS APIs to Android Q

Google has apparently backtracked on the idea of allowing third-party messaging apps to access RCS on Android phones. Though RCS is a public specification, APIs are needed to connect messaging apps to the RCS protocols employed by wireless network operators. No API means no RCS for outside apps.

Verizon Media Launches Ads SDK

Verizon Media has developed a number of ad networks and monetization assets over the years. With a new Verizon Ads SDK, Verizon Media is looking to consolidate all of its monetization assets under a single SDK. The SDK allows for developer choice and easy integration with future opportunities.