Mashups using the same API (2660)
A Google-Maps/Amazon mash-up for finding books that take place where you're traveling. Browse or search the map and make your next destination come alive!
Top Business Schools in US as reported in US News and World Report: GMAT Score, Avg Tuition, Avg Salary.
The damage radii of each quake is displayed around each epicenter. Shows power and reach of quakes as they happen. US, European, and Australian feeds improve global coverage.
Here is some interesting news that may impact developers using the Google Maps API (our Google Maps API profile). Google has recently made a couple of updates to their terms of service and have posted the the new terms of service here. There was an initial update made in early November, but one that lead to some debate and confusion about a couple of points, which in turn to a subsequent update. The net result is that the terms of service have been streamlined and some previous restrictions have been removed, including a restriction on the use of Google Maps in desktop applications. Here's a summary of the changes:
It's funny that when I talk to people in the travel industry about mashups and APIs, most of them get glazed looks in their eyes. Throw in terms like location based services or geospatial awareness and I've lost them. What most of them don't realize is that the majority of the travel apps that are starting to come out, both online and for mobile are mashups that are relying on location awareness and geospatial data. Many of them, like Pocketvillage are a consumer interface on top of a variety of APIs all normalized for a single homogenous user experience. That's right, it's essentially a metasearch tool that pulls in content from a variety of sources including Viator, GetYourGuide, TourCMS, Rezgo, AirBnB, and many others. What differentiates a metasearch like Pocketvillage from other metasearch applications however, is the fact that with location based services enabled, Pocketvillage can return content based on your current location. The issue right now however is that not all geo data is equal. Not all APIs provide geolocation information and some return it based on different criteria.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) last week ran a competition that involved identifying the location of 10 fixed red balloons throughout the United States. It was an exercise designed to see how people can self-organize on the Internet and how information disseminates through social and viral networks. It was won by MIT, taking just 9 hours to find 10 red balloons placed all over the United States.
||Sygic's Autocomplete search is web based service that allows you to search as you type, providing suggestions that best match your input that is based on input string and your geolocation. The Sygic...||Travel||08.06.2017|
Sygic Route Optimization
||The Sygic Route Optimization API helps to find optimal waypoint sequence for routes with up to 200 stops. This request includes; Settings, Locations, Vehicles and more. The Sygic Travel itinerary...||Air Travel||08.06.2017|
||The Sygic Geocoding API allows you to retrieve GPS coordinates and complete address info for searched address. The Sygic Travel itinerary incorporates a travel planner into your website or mobile app...||Travel||08.06.2017|
||The Sygic Routing API is a cloud service that calculates routes from one location to another that includes; Waypoints with time windows, Avoid specific road types, Avoid specific block of map defined...||Travel||08.06.2017|