Sunnyvale-based Telenav has released mobile SDKs for both iOS and Android so developers can power the navigation and location components of their applications with the crowdsourced-based OpenStreetMap. In addition to offering flexibility over styling, the SDKs and APIs are designed to give developers the ability to brand their own maps. According to the company, hybrid online/offline navigation is one of the key differentiators from Google and Apple's mapping services.
The phrase mobile application developer gets frequently bandied about because for a while not it’s required specific tools and expertise to build these types of applications. But as general purpose application development tools become more tightly integrated with HTML5, Javscript and cascading style sheets (CSS) a question about whether the average IT organization is going to need dedicated tools for building mobile application not only arises, the whole concept of being a mobile developer may eventually become as quaint as the phrase Web developer before it.
The Evernote API has solidified its position as an API billionaire, now handling about 6 billion API requests per month. At the same time, the company is growing both its user base and developer base, each of which is fueling the increased usage of its API.