November 15, 2006
MapQuest has launched another API on top of OpenStreetMap (OSM), the Wiki-like editable map of the world. The new search service provides geographic search results for any data added to OSM, such as streets or landmarks. Of note, the MapQuest API provides the service without any API Key requirements or rate limiting.
Twitter has spent much of this year bulking up its developer tools. Today, Twitter rolled out a more robust version of its Account Activity API this week for businesses. The main thrust of the toolset is to ensure enterprises have the power to manage customer service and chatbots via Twitter.
After launching its public beta a year ago, SimpleGeo is making public its storage product the company is based upon. Though the company has offered a few other geo APIs in the interim, the SimpleGeo Storage API geo database solution is the only product for which it charges and it appears to have lowered the price.