December 16, 2019
Related Articles (25)
Canada’s Yellow Pages Group (YPG) is launching a new developer ecosystem to support and stimulate startup innovation in the local search and location based services market, including a certified developer program and four ways to monetize applications. The new developer ecosystem comes partly from the group's work with hackfests. “We got tired of seeing all these great ideas die after the hack, we wanted to make sure these potential local search apps were brought to market," YPG's Bradley Wing said. YPG understands the YellowAPI is a natural extension of its existing business model, and extends the reach of its advertisers by feeding their listings through 3rd parties applications built on the platform.
In the world of fleet management, incorrect data can cost a company a lot of time and money, and in some current systems the potential for error is a little too high. Shaw Tracking's Hours Of Service (HOS) web service is an electronic on-board recording system that allows dispatchers to monitor real-time driving hours and access information such as driver logs, odometer readings, any violations and more. It's an efficient solution to the problems caused by other inaccurate manual log systems. The company makes this data available to developers via the SOAP-based HOS API.
Cities are a natural starting point for thinking about app solutions and visualizations that create value for end users. But legacy approaches to data availability and existing infrastructure systems are significant barriers to enabling the next wave of innovation at the human-city scale. ProgrammableWeb spoke with organizers from the National Day of Civic Hacking about how the global event aims to disrupt the way cities and developers can work together.