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The UK’s national mapping agency Ordnance Survey has released a suite of APIs that provide direct and immediate access to OS's most detailed and trusted location data. Over 5,500 public sector organizations now have access as part of the Geospatial Commission’s Public Sector Geospatial Agreement.
A few years back Google introduced ML Kit, an SDK that lets mobile developers add machine learning to their apps. Recently, Google announced two new APIs (Entity Extraction and Selfie Segmentation) would be added to ML Kit to allow developers to create richer in-app experiences.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Text, Mapping, and Games. Highlights include an API that offers data about gaming giveaways and an API for adding polls to applications or websites. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Location, Mapping, and Graphics. Highlights include the Smithsonian Institution Open Access API and an API for Placekey universal address identification service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
AND is proud to announce the launch of its updated GeoBoundaries API, which are part of its geo-location product suite. The GeoBoundaries API adds relevant information to a location, based on its numerical co-ordinates which is usually the name or type of area.
Chromium, Google’s open-source browser project, has announced updates to Chrome 86 that includes the Native File System API completing its origin trial and now being available by default. Origin trials are an initial phase of development for new Chrome features.
Apps that use location data present challenges to developers. Users expect seamless experiences with up-to-date, reliable data – a significant design and engineering challenge. How can developers deliver stellar user experiences? Here are four best practices for building location-based apps.
Planet, an Earth-imaging API provider, has introduced a new Developer Trial Program. The program allows developers to use Planet’s suite of APIs before signing up and paying for production use. Trial users receive an actual API key that allows real requests and receives real data.
Android 11 beta 3 is here and with it Google is calling upon all developers to update their apps accordingly. The official Android 11 release is mere weeks away at this point, and it is important for apps to be compatible with the new features in Android 11. Here's what you need to know.
Google released a new version of the Paging API. The company says Paging API 3 is a complete overhaul of the library based on Kotlin. Google incorporated the changes asked for by developers, which include simpler handling of errors, wider list transformations, and support for list separators.
Google has released the beta version of Android 11. Developer previews for Android 11 have been around since February. Now, Google has officially opened up the beta release with three themes: people, controls, and privacy. Google has canceled the virtual launch event it originally planned for v11.
Ordnance Survey has announced the release of a new geospatial data platform that will provide users access to the agency’s location data. The new platform, aptly named OS Data Hub, provides limited free API access to Ordnance Survey’s massive location dataset: OS MasterMap.
Google has released the ARCore Depth API, which uses algorithms generated by movement to create depth information through a single camera. The API has been in beta since last year, but thanks to Google's collaboration with creators, the API is now part of the ARCore release for Android and Unity.
Apple has new features for iOS 14 for the iPhone and iPad, and the corresponding series of updates for developers. Want to take advantage of the new home screen widget to surface dynamic info or app clips to show off your app in miniature form, download the latest SDK and get to work.
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.).
Thirty-two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data, Documents, and Financial. Highlights include an API for business records fiscalization, and API for data dashboards, and APIs from Precisely for data accuracy. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Yubico recently made its Android SDK available to developers, who can now build support for YubiKey directly into their Android apps. The Android SDK joins the company's iOS SDK, which means developers can create a consistent log-in experience across their mobile apps no matter the platform.
Along with the recently released Android 11 beta, Google has made a new version of Android Studio available to developers. Android Studio 4.1 Beta and Android Studio 4.2 Canary are here to help developers target Android 11 and its new set of APIs.You'll find updates to Kotlin, Jetpack, and more.