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NoSQL databases have grown in importance over the last decade. These databases differ greatly from a traditional SQL database by storing data in flexible stores that can change on the fly. This article reviews seven APIs that allow developers to integrate their apps with NoSQL databases.
DataStax, a data management company, has announced that its Stargate open-source API framework has moved into general availability. Stargate was initially announced in the summer of 2020 and is intended to integrate data request coordination code with an API platform for simplified data management.
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.
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.
Oracle recently introduced its Autonomous JSON Database. The new cloud service gives developers a cost-effective JSON database with NoSQL APIs. It includes all core capabilities of MongoDB while delivering high performance, elasticity, full ACID support and SQL functionality.
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.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recreation, Location, and eCommerce. Highlights include an API that offers food substitutions, and API that reads license plates, and an API for Stackpile installation tool. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Service Objects, a company that provides APIs for contact and customer data verification, has announced a new API that provides access to global geolocation data based on address. Specifically, the DOTS Address Geocode API provides both longitude and latitude coordinates.
Microsoft's latest Azure Maps updates include many new features and a number of services that are now generally available. Azure Maps on Azure Government cloud, Azure Maps Batch services, and Azure Maps Matrix Routing are all now generally available. New features were added across the spectrum.
In February of this year Radar Labs, Inc., a provider of location data infrastructure, announced the private beta release of several new APIs that handle geocoding, search, and distance. These APIs are now being moved into general availability and are receiving more affordable pricing.
OGC API – Features provide the fundamental API building blocks to create, modify, and query ‘features’ on the Web (features are simply the digital representations of objects of interest in the real world). OGC API – Features is comprised of multiple parts, with each part being a separate standard.
Service Objects, real-time global contact validation solution provider, has released a major upgrade to its DOTS Address Validation – Canada API-based service. This Canada-specific version of DOTS Address Validation uses address matching algorithms to verify, correct and change Canadian addresses.
This article presents an introduction to and tutorial on apilayer's positionstack, a forward and reverse batch geocoding REST API. positionstack has more than two billion addresses worldwide in its database. And, its service scales to manage more than one billion geocode API lookups per day.
what3words has announced its new Voice API, powered by Speechmatics. what3words has divided the world into three meter squares, with each square represented by a unique set of three individual words. By using a three word identifier, duplicative and mispronounced street addresses are eliminated.
HERE Technologies is at CES 2020 and is showcasing two APIs. Its Public Transit API helps improve the public transportation experience by providing real-time information from departure boards and other public data. The Intermodal Routing API creates a smart routing experience across cities.
This segment of the past year's most clicked, shared and talked about APIs covers Mapping and Location services. Included are APIs for mapping routes specifically for electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles, APIs for mapping meteorology, as well as a few APIs for Drone mapping services.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cyptocurrency, eCommerce, and Government. Featured is an API for integrating with a backyard robotic farm and an API for monetizing games and other applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Foursquare if offering up some of its most valuable location based services at no cost to independent developers. A free tier of its Pilgrim SDK is now available to developers whose apps have 100,000 monthly active users or less. The company stressed the need to broaden access to its powerful tech.
For developers planning to incorporate route optimization in applications, it's helpful to know how to choose a routing API. Here the RouteSavvy team offers the top six tips for choosing a routing API and a case study of how the RouteSavvy API was integrated into a floral delivery software system.