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Here Technologies has announced a beta of its new location data management cloud service: Here XYZ. XYZ is an open, community driven project that allows contributors to upload, manage, and display location data in a simple, and scalable manner. The service includes APIs and SDKs.
HubSpot announced a beta for its Calling API. The API allows third party telephony providers to use their own calling features with HubSpot. Without this API, HubSpot partners needed to rely on HubSpot's native calling features. The beta is open to Sales Hub and Service Hub Enterprise Customers.
Here Mobility has launched its HERE Mobility SDK. The SDK aims to democratize the mobile ecosystem by offering developers access to mobility services and map & location services. The SDK was originally beta tested by a select group and then tested through various hackathons.
Just a few months after Google entirely restructured its pricing scheme for Google Maps, TomTom has announced that maps and traffic tiles will be freely available on its Android and iOS SDKs. While the free option is new, there is a cap to features and transactions permissible without charge.
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.
The Bing Maps Time Zone API is now generally available. The API is a set of REST APIs designed to cover a variety of scenarios developers often deal with when it comes to time zones. Among the capabilities of the API are time zone conversion, list time zones, and find a time zone.
MapAnything describes itself as a Location of Things company. Recently, the company introduced a suite of APIs that provide programmatic access to its routing and optimization engines. The company is specifically focused on fleets and routing B2B companies, and plans to introduce more APIs soon.
Microsoft has added waypoint optimization to the Bing Maps Routing API, which allows developers to create routes between driving locations. The API is ideal for delivery and transportation businesses, and the route optimization functionality is intended to address the traveling salesman problem.
Open source mapping firm Mapbox has announced new Vision SDK designed to help developers build AR navigation experiences, such as iOS and Android-based heads-up displays, by "bridging the phone, the camera, and the automobile." The Mapbox Vision SDK takes advantage of ARM's Project Trillium AI tech.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Sports, Shipping, Stocks, and Nature. Highlights include an API for the Figma design tool and and several APIs for integration with Bing Maps. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Mapbox continues to enhance mapping features designed for gaming in the AR space with new features to its Maps Unity SDK. Specifically, Mapbox has added new features to points of interest and augmented reality to the latest version of the SDK. Mapbox will demonstrate next week at its Locate event.
ClimaCell has announced the launch of its Micro Weather API which provides hyper-local historical and real-time weather data. The API returns weather data requests such as real-time weather, short-term forecast (nowcast), heatmap tiled image, and a rectangular grid of weather details.
Microsoft's Bing has launched a private preview release of two new Bing Maps APIs. The Bing Maps Location Recognition API and Bing Maps Autosuggest API allow developers to deliver new kinds of experiences and provide richer analytics about locations at which users are situated.
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."
Ericsson has released a study that provides insights from a number of leading telecom service providers on how they are engaging and positioning themselves in the IoT market. Most of the service providers interviewed are relying on standards and open APIs to enable third-party development.
Rev.io, a provider of a usage-based billing platform for telecom and IoT companies, announced today a new REST API that gives the company's customers and partners the ability to programatically access usage-rating, metered billing, customer data, and inventory catalog information.
Twilio has moved Programmable Wireless out of beta and has made the product generally available (GA). The GA release of Twilio Programmable Wireless introduces updated data pricing, a Quote-based data pricing model, and improvements to the usage section of the Programmable Wireless Console.
Foursquare has launched Places API for Start-Ups which provides access to Foursquare location intelligence capabilities at a price point between the free tier account and the Enterprise tier account. The Places API allows companies to integrate apps with Foursquare platform data and capabilities.
Twilio has launched Twilio Flex, a cloud-based contact center platform that is fully programmable and allows businesses to engage with customers via a variety of channels. Twilio Flex is currently in preview and the company plans on making the platform generally available by the end of 2018.