Location-sharing service Gowalla is preparing to launch its long-awaited write API (our Gowalla API profile). The move could makes its platform as desirable as its main competitor, FourSquare. With it, comes the need to relinquish a bit of control of the user experience, something Gowalla has considered an important factor of its success.
The calendar remains one of the tools that has barely seen an update or revision since it's inception. A grid of dates that you write appointments in. Sure, we have digital versions, but the design and function is still the same. "If it ain't broke...", right? Not so, according to a new startup.
The Winter Olympics start this weekend and there's no shortage of ways to enjoy them. That includes via map mashups showing facilities, parking and the path of the torch relay. All thanks to the Google Maps API and Microsoft's Bing Maps API.