The OSRM Trip Service Curl Sample Code demonstrates how to implement a trip plugin that solves the Traveling Salesman Problem using a farthest-insertion algorithm. The returned path does not have to be the fastest path, as TSP is NP-hard it is only an approximation.
The US YellowPages, owned by AT&T, has revamped its developer offerings to launch a robust set of YellowPages APIs. The company also added a modern developer portal, with the ability to track API calls and test queries. The new service is part of a growing trend to share more local data via API. To kick off the new service, AT&T also launched a contest for developers.
In less than sixty days since the private beta release of its API, Portland-based Shizzow has now released its API (our Shizzow API Profile) to the public. If you are not familiar with Shizzow, it is a location-based social service that a small, yet dedicated, team of techies built with the goal of helping you build quality relationships through face-to-face interaction. Sharing some similarity with Yahoo!'s Fire Eagle and other location based services, Shizzow functions as a geo-location service that allows users to send "shouts" out of their location, which are subsequently passed on to friends through updates in several mediums. Originally limited for use by Portlanders, Shizzow recently went public in conjunction with the public release of their API.
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.