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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.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Financial, Messaging, and Insurance. Highlights include the Bestow API for life insurance quotes and sales, and several APIs for Barclays financial services and banking. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Travel marketplace TravelgateX has launched HotelX, a hotel accommodation aggregation and booking API. Using the API, third-party applications can allow their users to search for available hotel accommodations, obtain price quotes and reservation terms, and complete and manage bookings.
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.
Airbnb has announced a number of updates related to its API. For developers of software that allows Airbnb hosts to create and manage their Airbnb listings, there is a new feature that makes it easier to merge existing listings and sync settings, as well as a new dashboard and test sandbox.
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.
Personal Remedies has set a goal of combatting chronic illnesses through diet. It is empowering a community of self-healers through its AI-based knowledge base that finds food and nutrient based remedies for certain illnesses. Now, the "choose this" for "this disease" is accessible via API.
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.
Edamam announced its latest API serving the diet and nutrition space. The Food Database API provides access to common foods bought in stores or ordered in restaurants. The API uses natural language processing to extract food information and search based on food name, nutrients, and more.
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.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Travel, Auto, Internet of Things, and Movies. Highlights include the Feedity service which allows for API creation from an RSS feed and Travelgate X GraphQL APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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."
The creators of XML Travelgate have rebranded the company with the launch of its new, GraphQL-based travel platform: TravelgateX. TravelgateX includes over 100 travel APIs and aims to be the single, global marketplace for both suppliers and buyers in the travel and tourism space.