The PHP SDK for AfterShip enables developers to integrate their web or mobile applications with the AfterShip service, to request information on shipment for their users. This SDK lets detect, update, and reactivate shipment trackings using different API calls. A number of different couriers are supported by the AfterShip service.
Google announced a new delivery and logistics management solution that is intended to provide fleet and supply chain management resources to fleet operators. The new Google Last Mile Fleet Solution is supported by a new Cloud Fleet Routing API that is expected to be released in Q2 of this year.
The ProgrammableWeb directory has over 70 package tracking APIs to help educate developers on available shipment tracking options. The APIs contain various features such as package arrival verification, scanning services, price comparison, and more. Click here to learn about 7 of those APIs.
While many are excited about live traffic data on firm ground, others have turned their attention to the other 3/4 of the earth. According to The Map Room, many ships are required to carry transponders to broadcast their location. The result is a lot of public marine data and the perfect situation for a classic map mashup.